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Germination of

Akebia quinata

Chocolate Vine: Five-leaf akebia, chocolate vine, Japanese raisin vine, akebia, five-leaf chocolate vine

Akebia quinata

Akebia quinata: Akebia quinata, also known as chocolate vine, can be grown from seed. To germinate the seeds, first, stratify the seeds for about 90-120 days. After stratification, plant the seeds in well-draining soil and cover them lightly with soil. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged and place the container in a warm, bright location. Germination usually takes 3-4 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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