5 Japanese Dark Pink (Kanhizakura) Cherry Blossom Sakura Bonsai Tree Seeds
Steps for Stratification:
1. Rinse the Sakura (Cherry Blossom) seeds gently in a sieve.
2. Use a gardening gloves and soak the Sakura (Cherry Blossom) seeds into the 10% hydrogen peroxide solution for about 10 minutes.* This step is optional but it helps prevent possible molding drastically.
3. Pick up the seeds with a pair of tweezers and put them into a moist kitchen paper, then put them into a zip lock bag. Finish by labeling them and then refrigerate them. (Do not put into a freezer. Let them stay in the lower part of a refrigerator - the part where you usually store vegetables or fruit will be fine.)
4. Sprouting should start in 2-8 weeks, depending on the variety. Check for germination once a week and if necessary ,moisturize the kitchen paper to maintain humidity.
*If you prefer not to use stratification,starts here: Here are the steps for direct germination or transferring of seedlings after stratification:
Transfer the seedlings with a pair of tweezers and plant them into the soil.
4. Light can enhance germination. Try putting the seed tray or pot under sunlight as much as possible.
5.Maintain a medium level of humidity for the germination by regular watering.
6.Germination of this type of seed should naturally occurs in 2-8 weeks.
7. (Optional but recommended) Once germinate, or after transferring seedlings from stratification, use a Copper based fungicide to prevent molding problems. Follow instruction on the fungicide label for amount and frequency of application.
1. DO NOT PLANT THE SEEDS OR SEEDLINGS UNDER EXTREME TEMPERATURES. TEMPERATURE BELOW 15 DEGREE CELSIUS OR ABOVE 30 DEGREE CELSIUS NORMALLY GUARANTEE A POOR RESULT.