Caesalpinia Gilliesii - Seeds and Germination
After soaking seeds in warm water and/or scarifying the hard seed coat we can grow this beautiful tree.
Put the seeds in hot water, 100ºC, for 2 minutes. After that, put them in warm water for the night.
The ideal substrate is a mixture of sand and black peat in equal parts.
Mix and water it well. Drain the mixture, pressing to expel all the water.
The soil has to be wet but no waterlogged.
Fill with the soil the container chosen to sow the seeds.
Put the seeds on the substrate, leaving two cm between them.
Cover with a layer of soil equal to the thickness of the seed.
The seeds may take 3-4 weeks to germinate under perfect conditions.
For all that time we have to keep constant moisture and temperature.
In order to improve germination, the temperature should be around 22-30ºC