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Germination of

Caesalpinia gilliesii

Bird of Paradise Shrub, Crane Flower, Strelitzia.

Caesalpinia gilliesii

Caesalpinia gilliesii: The seeds of Caesalpinia gilliesii require scarification to break through the hard seed coat and promote germination. One way to scarify the seeds is to soak them in hot water for 24 hours before planting. After scarification, plant the seeds in well-draining soil and keep them consistently moist. Germination typically occurs within 1 to 3 months.

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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