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Germination of

Pennisetum Glaucom

Jade Princess Ornamental Grass: Japanese Blood Grass, Imperata cylindrica

Pennisetum Glaucom

Pennisetum glaucum: Pearl millet seeds need to be sown in warm soil, as they require temperatures of at least 20�C to germinate. Plant them in a well-draining soil mix, and keep the soil consistently moist. Germination can take 5-10 days.

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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