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From: Paul Tyerman <tyerman at DYNAMITE.COM.AU>
Subject: Arisaema seed germination
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Howdy All,

I've read the information recommended in a couple of postings a few days
ago about germinating the wonderful seed we just got from Craig (Thanks

My query comes partly from being in the southern hemisphere (and therefor=e
opposite seasons) and also from just plain curiosity.

Having read about planting the seed on top of mix and covering with fine
gravel (standard way I sow all my bulb seed, so no big revelation to me..=..
however GREAT to have it confirmed as the way of choice).... do the seed
require cold/time/?? to germinate?  Arisaema speciosum was already
germinating when it got here so I've sowed it onto top of soil, but left =it
uncovered and put it into a terrarium inside (we're just coming into wint=er).

Now is sowing on the surface acceptable?  Or should this only be done whe=n
they are then covered in gravel?  I am currently soaking most of the rest
of the seed as also suggested.  I intend to sow it very shortly, but am
wondering whether it should be covered if I wish to sow it in pots inside
under light.  Therefore... does it need cold/heat to germinate?  Will
particular conditions hasten its germination?

Information would be greatly appreciated as this will be the first time I
have grown Arisaemas from seed (have not summed up courage to sow seed I
had previously received).  I sowed some Amorphophallus seed a while ago
that I was given...... lightly covered with mix.... and put them into the
terrarium but there's been no signs of germination at all.  Do THEY need
cold to germinate?

Anyhow, enough questions.  Some answers would be great <grin>.

Thanks in anticipation.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8
mailto:tyerman at

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Lilium, Aroids, plus
just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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