Welwitschia mirabilis

tumboa seeds

Welwitschia mirabilis is one of the most famous plants in Namibia. Welwitschia mirabilis is regarded as a so-called living fossil and can be approximately 1000 years old. The plant is specially adapted to the extreme desert conditions. Welwitschia mirabilis consists of only 2 leaves, which grow throughout life and weathering over the years at the tips. She has a very deep and wide-branched root system, whereby they can take on a very large area, the low moisture from the soil. 

3 seeds   5.49 US$

Welwitschia mirabilis tumboa seeds
Welwitschia mirabilis
tumboa
Welwitschia mirabilis tumboa seeds
Welwitschia mirabilis
tumboa
Welwitschia mirabilis tumboa seeds
Welwitschia mirabilis
tumboa
Welwitschia mirabilis tumboa seeds
Welwitschia mirabilis
tumboa
Welwitschia mirabilis tumboa seeds
Welwitschia mirabilis
tumboa




germination instructions Welwitschia mirabilis - tumboa:

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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