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Germination of

Orostachys iwarenge

Chinese Dunce Cap: Orostachys Iwarenge, Chinese Duncecap, Hardy Succulent, Dwarf Dunce Cap

Orostachys iwarenge

Orostachys iwarenge, commonly known as dunce's caps, is a small succulent plant native to Asia. To germinate the seeds, start by planting them in a well-draining potting mix and lightly cover with a thin layer of the mix. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, and provide bright, indirect light. Maintain a warm and humid environment, such as by covering the pot with plastic wrap or a humidity dome. Germination can take anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks. Once the seedlings have grown several sets of leaves, they can be transplanted to individual pots or a larger container.

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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