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Germination of

Muntingia calabura

Cotton Candy Berry - Arbutus, Strawberry Tree, Jamaican Cherry

Muntingia calabura

The seeds of Muntingia calabura require warm temperatures and well-draining soil for successful germination. Start by filling a seed tray with a mixture of potting soil and perlite. Sow the seeds on top of the soil mixture, and cover them with a thin layer of soil. Keep the soil moist by misting it with water regularly. Place the seed tray in a warm, bright location, but avoid direct sunlight. The seeds should start germinating within 2-4 weeks. Once the seedlings have developed their first set of true leaves, they can be transplanted into individual pots with well-draining soil.

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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