What's your question? Ask

Bird Of Paradise Plants

Q.seed from Mexican Bird of Paradise

Anonymous added on August 6, 2015 | Answered

I have seeds from a Mexican Bird of Paradise. Do I need to do anything to them prior to planting (i.e. soak, score)?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 6, 2015

It takes Bird of Paradise plants three to five years to mature from seeds, which are about the same size as a sweet pea seeds and have orange fuzz on the end. Hard seed shells dictate that they must be scratched before they will germinate. The easiest way to do this is to soak them in room temperature water overnight and nick the hard case with a knife or other instrument prior to planting. Do not allow the soil to become dry. Keep it moist, not wet. Cover the seed with a glass container, such as a jar, in order to create a humid environment. It will take Bird of Paradise seeds eight to twelve weeks to germinate. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bop/propagating-birds-of-paradise.htm

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Bird Of Paradise Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert