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Germination of

Bombax ceiba

Red Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok Tree, Bombax Tree, Red Cotton Tree, Silk Cotton Tree, Indian Kapok Tree, Ceiba Tree

Bombax ceiba

Soak seeds in water for 24 hours prior to planting.
Plant in a well-draining potting mix or soil.
Maintain consistent moisture and warmth (around 75-85°F / 24-29°C).
Provide bright, indirect light for germination.

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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