Arisaema sikokianum

Germination Tips

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This species needs special care as described.

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Requires darkness.

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Pulpy coat inhibits germination. Remove by soaking and rinsing in clean water daily for approximately 7 days. Discard water.

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Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Special Care: 
ORG&HPS member Bill Snowden brought this article to our attention https://wwwlib.teiep.gr/images/stories/acta/Acta%20570/570_44.pdf. In brief, for best germination collect seed when fruit turns red (in December), wash 3 times in water to remove coating, dry at 20° for 1 month. Sow, place pot at 4° for 6 weeks then 15 to 20° in the dark. Germination is enhanced by GA3. Keep in seed pot for 2 years
Most of the seeds in our Germination Guide have been offered from time to time in our annual Seed Exchange (Seedex).