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Germination of

Decaisnea insignis

Dead Man's Fingers / Blue Bean Tree, Dead Man's Fingers, Blue Bean Plant

Decaisnea insignis

Decaisnea insignis: Decaisnea insignis, or Dead Man's Fingers, seeds can be germinated using the warm stratification method. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours, then place them in a moistened paper towel or peat moss. Seal them in a plastic bag and keep them at room temperature for 2-4 weeks. After stratification, sow the seeds in well-draining soil, about 1/2 inch deep. Keep the soil consistently moist and provide a temperature of around 70-75°F (21-24°C). Germination may take several weeks to several 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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