Mimosa hostilis seeds
These mimosa hostilis seeds are collected in 2022 and have proven to be viable. These seeds were harvested recently from Brazil And Mexico, and are very fresh. We germinated 75 seeds to prove viability and 55 germinated in the first 3 days with the hot water technique for germination. The mimosa hostilis tree is a beautiful shrubby tree that has been found to grow upwards of 8 meters tall. Its branches are covered in short thorns to protect itself from predation, and its leaves are pinnate shaped that grow to about 2 inches long. The flowers are white in color and have a lovely fragrance, which occurs in loosely cylindrical spikes.
Mimosa hostilis seeds for sale
The seeds contained in the pods are flat, oval-shaped, and brown in color. There are a few ways to give Mimosa hostilis seeds for sale a head start on sprouting or to get a cutting from a Mimosa hostilis tree to take root. These mimosa hostilis seeds for sale species of shrub or tree can be high maintenance, so be prepared to baby this flowering beauty. The lovely name “mimosa hostilis” is derived from the delicate leaves that line up on the fernlike branches. The leaves each contain between 15 to 33 pairs of leaflets that are just 1/4 inch long on average.
Mimosa hostilis tree for sale
To germinate, bring a cup of water to a boil and then remove the heat and let sit for 2 minutes at 75 degrees ambient air temperature. Pour hot water onto the seeds and let soak for 24 hours. After 24 hours seeds should swell up large. Drain excess water and put seeds into a wet paper towel to finish germinating or sow into the soil to grow. Most of the seeds WILL germinate on the second day after soaking in hot water, so be prepared.
Mimosa Hostilis Seeds have an 85% germination rate & grow best in any climate that is not cold. There are approximately 120-145 seeds in a gram so you can expect roughly 100-120 seeds to each grow into individual trees. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for each seed to sprout & each tree will provide enough stem & root bark for personal use within 90-180 days. Scarification of the seed via mechanical means or by using sulfuric acid greatly increases the germination rate of the seeds over non-treatment. The seeds can be sown directly into holes in the ground or planted in prepared areas. The seeds can germinate in temperatures ranging from 10 to 30 °C, but the highest germination rate occurs at around 25 °C (about 96%), even after four years of storage. Germination takes about 2–4 weeks.
1) Make a cut or nick in the large end of the seed. Mimosa hostilis seeds, being from the pod fruit family, are very hard. Making a cut or nick in the seed will help promote germination, similar to what some gardeners do with bean or pea seeds to help the new sprout escape the pod seed.
2) Soak the seeds in very hot, but not boiling, water for 30 minutes to an hour. The seeds that have plumped up (or swelled) after soaking are more likely to germinate. Re-soak the others in hot water in the hope that they will swell.
3) Wrap the swelled seeds in a wet paper towel. Place the towel in a plastic bag to keep the towel moist. Check the mimosa hostilis seed-germination process and the moistness of the paper towel every other day. Re-wet the paper towel if it appears to be drying out. In a few days (up to a week), the seeds should show signs of sprouting.
4) Plant the germinated seeds in a small pot filled with perlite, grit, or any non-organic soil. This will help keep the moisture level uniform during sprouting and early growth and prevent mold. Plant each seed 2 inches deep in its own small pot.
5) Place the planted pots in a well-lit, but not hot, location. Mimosa hostilis seeds are native to rainforests, so it prefers a more humid, filtered light over direct, hot sunlight. Germination and plant development usually takes two to six weeks. During that time, keep the potting mixture consistently moist, but not overly wet and soggy.
6) Transplant young mimosa hostilis plants into organic soil when they are a few inches tall. Provide the young plants with a lot of root space, diffused or filtered light, and regular watering. As the mimosa hostilis plant establishes and begins to grow, occasionally fertilize the tree with liquid fish fertilizer.