Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Happy Dance!!!! Spiral Aloe Germinating!

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jul 1, 2013 11:35 AM CST
I'm definitely doing the happy dance! My very first attempt at starting a succulent from seed is so far successful! Two out of 6 seeds sown just this last Thursday are peeking up through the potting mix! Here is a list of other seeds I will be ordering - any germination info would be greatly appreciated!

Crassula ausensis ssp. titanopsis
Nananthus transvaalensis
Sedum pilosum
Stomatium pyrodorum
Tacitus bellus
Titanopsis calcarea



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Name: Kristi
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Jul 1, 2013 11:46 AM CST
Congrats on the germination. I hope you have better luck with spiral aloe while growing it in situ than I did with a larger plant. Perhaps it won't be as picky.

I have no experience with those you have listed but have found succulents to be easy to germinate from seed. The touch and go will be preventing damping off. Kristi
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Xeramtheum
Jul 1, 2013 12:08 PM CST
Thanks! Knock on wood .. I've only had a damping off problem with seed starting once about 4 years ago but as more come up I might sprinkle a little cinnamon around just in case.

Most of the reading I've done on Spiral Aloe says to keep the substrate the seedlings are in pretty moist for about 6 months after germination and that they do best in temperature extremes from night to day so keeping it in a greenhouse once it's established is not a good idea.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."

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