Your seeds finally arrived and it is your first time to sow Adenium seeds? Do not worry! We will tell you how to sow Adenium seeds step by step in this guide.
Adenium Seeds Packaging
The seeds are packed in a zipper bag with name&quantity tags placed inside a bubble padded envelope a.k.a jiffy bag, enclosed with the phytosanitary certificate and invoice.
To sow Adenium seeds, you need to make sure that the temperature is between 23-35°C (73.4-95°F) and if the weather forecast shows rainy, do not sow the seeds yet. The weather should be sunny and shiny in the following 7 days. If the temperature difference between day and night is large such as 10-23°C (50-73.4°F), it's not ideal for germination. You can use a seedling heating mat to increase the germination rate.
If the temperature is okay and you have got all the materials ready, you are good to go and sow Adenium seeds.
What materials do you need for sowing Adenium seeds?
- Adenium Seeds (Yeah no joke)
- Cup for soaking seeds
- Lukewarm water
- A well drained potting mix
- Seedling tray or a small pot
- Tray cover or Cling film (Plastic Wrap)
- Rubber (Elastic) band
- Spray bottle (for watering)
Our seeds are dry and in complete dormancy to prevent wetness in case they are ruined by mildew during transit. So you need to soak the seeds for 2-4 hours in lukewarm water. Do not put the seeds in the boiling water unless you want to have Adenium seeds for dinner. This step is important in increasing germination rate.
In addition, please do not peel off the seed coat after soaking, because this situation might damage the seed embryo or the cotyledon leaves easily, this may reduce the moisture and nutrients during the incubation period. While most will come off easily when moistened with water, some do not. They have a membrane that holds on for dear life and simply will not budge. Forcing them will literally tear their tiny heads off.
Add the potting mix into seedling tray. Water it well.
Put the seeds horizontally on soil. If using a larger pot, spread several seeds evenly over the soil. Be gentle. Do not push them.
Then cover the seed with soil about half a centimeter. (0.2 inches) Water it again carefully.
Cover the tray with the cling film or a tray cover. Use a rubber (elastic) band to tie it to keep the moisture inside.