Has anyone grown Dracaena invista?

Davenport, IA(Zone 5a)

Hi, all.

Any chance any of you expperienced folks have grown the garden "Spikes" from seed?

I'm finding very little onfo on line, and my friend gave me several in Feb., which I put in moist paper towels(inside zip lok bag). I have had them on top of the fridge(on the warm spot) since Feb. 23.
No sign of anything yet, unless my imagination is playing tricks on me-as in, sometimes I swear they look a little swollen?

Any ideas on how long for germination? I was already sure that they would not be outdoor ready by summer, as I know the greenhouses start them many months before they are sold to general public.

Any help would be appreciated, and as I have just discovered this forum, would like to become a frequant contributor, if I can help anyone else.

I imagine it's as I suspected, and this is a pretty new Forum. Hoorah! Long Overdue, IMHO


Lindenwold, NJ(Zone 7a)

Hi Sasha,

These are great accent plants. I germinated some Dracaena seeds not to long ago. I rub them lightly between 2 pieces of sand paper, (stratification, I think is the proper terminology)...then I soaked them in warm water, they germinating in about a day or two...I then planted them in some seed starting medium. I had 100% germination. I hope this helps.


Davenport, IA(Zone 5a)

Thanks so much!
I will pull them out of the paper towels and give this a try!! Duh. Why didn't I do that?!

I do it on several other seeds, but just never saw anywhere that this was an option.

I will let you know how it goes.
Again, thank you.

Lindenwold, NJ(Zone 7a)

I am the same way sometimes, I know, I know but just need someone to verify that I am on the right path. Good luck and by all means let us know of your success.


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