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Germination of

Pterocarpus angolensis

Bloodwood Tree - Bleeding Tree, Almaciga, Pterocarpus angolensis.

Pterocarpus angolensis

Pterocarpus angolensis: To germinate Pterocarpus angolensis, start by scarifying the seeds to break their hard outer coat. Soak the seeds in water overnight, and then sow them in a well-draining soil mix. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil, and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Place the pot in a warm, bright location, and germination should occur within 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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