Germinating Aloe Polyphylla- your success/ failure please

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fieldfest
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Germinating Aloe Polyphylla- your success/ failure please

Post by fieldfest » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:05 pm

Managed to get some fresh seeds from some of these that were flowering on the island. Ive split them into batches to help me get at least some to germinate:

some in moist kitchen roll in a bag in the fridge for a month before bring ing out to warm temperatures
some in kitchen roll, in a bag on a windowsill
some potted in compost in a bag on a windowsill.

if youve had success with these what did you do to them and how do keep them wet without rotting off when theyre babies


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Re: Germinating Aloe Polyphylla- your success/ failure pleas

Post by redsquirrel » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:23 pm

Joel is the man icon_thumright floats them on water.
personally i just failed,failed and failed again :cry:
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Re: Germinating Aloe Polyphylla- your success/ failure pleas

Post by dave2166 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:31 pm

Daz


water is the trick my man... soak them and let them germinate in the water... keeep changing it every couple of days... it can take a few weeks.. then pot them on into a loose mix

ive got about 30 on the go, less than a year old and now around 3 inches across


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Re: Germinating Aloe Polyphylla- your success/ failure pleas

Post by redsquirrel » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:34 pm

i will try again Dave when i get some more seeds,i managed to overwinter 2 this time around so that in itself was quite an achievement for me. icon_thumleft icon_thumleft
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