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Germination of

Hoodia Gordonii

Bushman's Hat: Desert Hat, Flowering Desert Cabbage, Hoodia gordonii

Hoodia Gordonii

Hoodia Gordonii is a slow-growing succulent that can be propagated through seeds. The seeds should be sown in a well-draining soil mix and kept moist but not waterlogged until germination, which can take up to several weeks. Once the seedlings have established, they can be 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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