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Germination of

Kalanchoe tetraphylla

Scalloped Flapjack Paddle Plant: Red pancake plant, Kalanchoe thyrsiflora 'Red'

Kalanchoe tetraphylla

Hippophae rhamnoides seeds should be stratified for several months before sowing to improve germination rates. Stratification can be done by mixing the seeds with a moist, sterile medium (such as vermiculite or sand) and placing them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 2-3 months. After stratification, the seeds can be sown in a well-draining soil mix that is moist but not waterlogged. Sow the seeds about 1/4 inch deep in the soil mix, and cover the container with plastic wrap or a clear lid to create a humid environment. The container should be placed in a warm location with bright, indirect light. Keep the soil moist but not wet, and mist the seeds with water as needed to maintain humidity. Germination can take several weeks to a few 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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