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Germination of

Pouteria campenchiana

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Pouteria campenchiana

Pouteria campenchiana seeds should be soaked in water for 24-48 hours before planting to encourage germination. After soaking, the seeds can be planted in a well-draining soil mix. The soil should be kept moist but not wet, and the pot should be covered with plastic wrap or placed in a plastic bag to create a humid environment. The pot should be kept in a warm, bright location but out of direct sunlight. Germination can take anywhere from 1 to 4 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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