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Germination of

Lycium barbarum

Goji Berry / Scarlet Wolfberry: Chinese Wolfberry, Matrimony Vine, Duke of Argyll's Tea Tree, Red Medlar, Boxthorn, Chinese Boxthorn, Wolfberry Barbary Matrimony Vine, Barbary Wolfberry, Himalayan Goji

Lycium barbarum

Lycium barbarum: Lycium barbarum seeds should be soaked in warm water for 24 hours before sowing. Sow the seeds in a well-draining soil mix and cover them with a thin layer of soil. Water the soil and keep it moist. Place the pot in a bright, warm location but avoid direct sunlight. The seeds should germinate in 2-3 weeks.

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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