Cupressus Macrocarpa - Seeds and Germination
Cupressus Macrocarpa seeds are quite easy to grow, but they've got low success rate, around 30%.
There's no need of any treatment before sowing these seeds.
The ideal substrate is a mixture of sand and black peat in equal parts or even just sand.
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 1 cm between them.
Cover with a layer of soil aroun 0.5-1.5 cm of thicknes.
The seeds may take 1-2 month 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 25ºC.