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Germination of

Echeveria gigantea

Echeveria gigantea: Giant Hens and Chicks, Hens and Chicks, Sempervivum, Hen and Chicks, Mother of Thousands, Common Houseleek, Old Man and Woman, Jupiter's Eye

Echeveria gigantea

Echeveria gigantea seeds should be sown in a well-draining soilless mix and lightly covered with soil. The container should be covered with plastic to maintain humidity and kept in a warm, bright location. Germination can take several weeks to months. Once the seedlings have developed a few leaves, they can be carefully transplanted to a well-draining potting mix.

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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