Placea ornata germination

Lee Poulsen
Mon, 26 May 2008 08:32:31 PDT
Rogan Roth wrote:
> I have recently had success germinating Placea ornata in the refrigerator at 4'C on damp filter paper in a petri dish. Germination was nearly 100% after two weeks.
> Does anyone have suggestions on how to keep them alive after germination? I have tried this species several times before with no success.

This is a mediterranean climate winter grower so I would imagine that 
you need damp cool conditions (highs in the 50s and 60s F. and lows in 
the 30s and 40s F.) for a number of months followed by increasingly 
warmer and dryer conditions to eventually induce dormancy during dry hot 
summer weather.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a

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