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Germination of

Platycodon grandiflorus apoyama

Fairy Snow Balloon Flower: Platycodon grandiflorus (also known as Chinese Bellflower or Balloon Flower)

Platycodon grandiflorus apoyama

Platycodon grandiflorus apoyama: To germinate Platycodon grandiflorus apoyama seeds, start by preparing a well-draining soil mix consisting of equal parts sand, perlite, and peat moss. Soak the seeds in room temperature water for 24 hours before planting to help soften the seed coat. Sow the seeds onto the soil mix and gently press them in, but do not cover them completely. Keep the soil moist and place the container in a warm, brightly lit location with indirect sunlight. Keep the soil temperature around 20-25�C (68-77�F) for optimal germination. The seeds should germinate in approximately 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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