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Germination of

Xantostemon Aurantiacus 'Red & Yellow'

New Caledonia Shrub - Rhaphidophora tetrasperma

Xantostemon Aurantiacus 'Red & Yellow'

Xanthostemon aurantiacus 'Red & Yellow', also known as Red & Yellow Penda, is a tree species native to Australia. To germinate Xanthostemon aurantiacus 'Red & Yellow' seeds, start by placing them in a bowl of hot water for 24 hours to help break the seed coat. Then, sow the seeds in a well-draining seed-starting mix and cover them with a thin layer of soil. Keep the soil moist and maintain a temperature of 70-80�F (21-27�C). Germination should occur within 3-6 weeks. Once the seedlings have emerged, gradually increase light exposure and begin to fertilize with a balanced fertilizer.

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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