Welwitchia in hydroton

Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

I have done it - germinated Welwitchia mirabilis in hydroton. I have tried various ways, and could not get it done. I have now put some more seed in the hydroton and I am trying to replicate this.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Dioscorea sylvatica germinated as well - just a wire with a leaf.

Also got Cyphostemma juttae to germinate and D. rupicola.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Stapelia eventually opened! Yippee!

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Fort Wayne, IN

Beautiful Flower..And a big Congratulations on your successful germination of seeds in hydroton.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Thanks - now to get him to 1 year!

Decatur, GA

How do you keep the seeds from falling down too far into the hydroton? Otherwise is seems a good medium to get things started.
Thanks.
Helen

Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

The Welwitchia seeds are winged and pretty big so it is not a real issue.

Winnipeg, MB(Zone 4a)

Wow....that is awesome! Please post a pic of the whole container with the seedling.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa(Zone 10a)

Will do - once I can get it bigger so that I do not need macro's, otherwise it is just a pot! LOL It is similar to the ones sally uses.

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