Arisaema sikokianum

Germination Tips


This species needs special care as described.


Requires darkness.



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


Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Special Care: 
ORG&HPS member Bill Snowden brought this article to our attention 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).