Fourteen years ago I was successful in germinating 1 out of 5 seeds from Hawaii. It grew indoors 5' tall but never bloomed. Unfortunately, I gave it away. I recently purchased seeds locally and it says to soak in water for 24 hours, germinate in moist sand in a dark area in temps around 65 to 70 degrees. Can you tell me the best and fastest method to germinate these seeds?
Also, I just read that after removing the orange tuft, you should score the end of the seed and something else said to store them in the sand in a plastic sealed bag for two weeks. Would like the proper directions for growing a plant that will bloom (although I've now learned it takes 3 years to flower and grows 1 foot in 3 years).