Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jacaranda Seedlings

It's been about two months since I first started soaking my Jacaranda seeds.  After three weeks I only ended up with two sprouts. I was a little disappointed that the germination rate seemed very low so I figured I'd wait a little bit longer.  After another two weeks I still didn't seen any new sprouts so I transplanted the two seedlings into larger pots.

Although they're not growing very quickly, they seem to be healthy and vigorous.  These may be the most elegant looking seedlings I've ever sprouted - the leaves are just gorgeous.  I absolutely love Jacaranda and although they won't grow in my climate they can be grown in pots rather easily.  I'll put them outside for the summer and then overwinter indoors under lights or in a greenhouse.

By the way, you may have noticed my pots are actually plastic cups.  All I did was punch a few holes in the bottom.  This way I can see how root growth is progressing and it's a lot cheaper than buying actually pots!


  1. You should visit southern California in May/June to see streets lined with blooming Jacarandas. It is a heavenly sight. Your little seedlings are looking great!

  2. Beautiful leaves is right!!! Love the cups for germinating!

  3. Kaveh I would love to see them. I'll have to add 'Jacaranda Street in bloom' to my bucket list!

    Julie, aren't they just lovely. Quite complicated for such a little seedling. Almost fern like.


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