Phaenocoma prolifera

red everlasting seeds

Phaenocoma prolifera, called red-everlasting is a stiffy branched, white-stemmed shrublet to cm high with short branchlets. Leaves minute and overlapping. Flower heads large and solitary without ray florets, 30 - 40 mm diameter, surrounded by several series of sharp papery bracts that are pink shading to red. Quotation: John Manning: Wildflowers of South Africa, Pretoria, 2003. Photos from Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus, South Africa. 

5 seeds   2.80 US$

25 seeds   10.64 US$

Phaenocoma prolifera red everlasting seeds
Phaenocoma prolifera
red everlasting
Phaenocoma prolifera red everlasting seeds
Phaenocoma prolifera
red everlasting




germination instructions Phaenocoma prolifera - red everlasting:

There is no pre-treatment of the seeds required.

The seeds are sown in mineral-based cat litter (no clumping litter) or perlite (germ-free) in plastic-pots. Please sow the seeds on the mineral soil. Bigger seeds need to be covered with the mineral soil, small seeds should remain on the surface.

Then put the plastic pot in a ziplock bag - with a pot size of 6 cm , a ziplock bag of size 12 x 17 cm is recommended . Fill in the ziplock bag as much tap water with a few drops of universal fertilizer, so that after the absorption of the substrate a few mm of water remain on the bottom. Then close the ziplock bag - Ready!

More watering is not required because no moisture evaporates through the ziplock bag .

Location: on the windowsill or in a small greenhouse in partial shade, daytime temperatures at about 73-83 F, somewhat lower at night at 68-72 F. The resulting micro-climate provides ideal conditions for germination.

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