Seed sowing - Haworthia, Aloe, Gasteria etc

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Seed sowing - Haworthia, Aloe, Gasteria etc

Post by Cactusgirl » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:59 am

Please can I ask the experienced grower to give advice 're sowing and germinating seeds? My last lot failed to grow or even germinate! Not sure what I did wrong but clearly something! Thanks
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Re: Seed sowing - Haworthia, Aloe, Gasteria etc

Post by colser » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:52 pm

I’m very much in the beginners class so these as just my observations. I’ve only sown a smallish selection of haworthia, Gasteria and aloes so again a large pinch of salt on the quality of pointers.

Best genermenation rates — 17-25 degree day temperatures. Cooler nights?
Poor germination results — warmer nights?
Zero germination — consistent temperature day and night.

Keeping the seedlings a litle moist gives better results for me.
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Re: Seed sowing - Haworthia, Aloe, Gasteria etc

Post by Cactusgirl » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:25 pm

Thanks for the pointers I think I will sow them around November time in the propogator with lower temperatures during the night.
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Re: Seed sowing - Haworthia, Aloe, Gasteria etc

Post by Cactusgirl » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:25 pm

Thanks for the pointers I think I will sow them around November time in the propogator with lower temperatures during the night.
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Re: Seed sowing - Haworthia, Aloe, Gasteria etc

Post by colser » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:38 pm

I’ve been getting decent germination rates over the last week or so with the latest haworthia society seeds. South east England early autumn. Been around 10 deg c at night. Most of the stuff I’ve read recommends a spring sowing

Good luck with the next sowing :smile:
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