Seed Germination of Coffee, Tea and Eucalyptus
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: James Blythe
Posted on: January 19, 2006

What is your recommended germination procedure for the seed of coffee plants, tea plants and eucalyptus trees?

Coffee -- soak seeds for 24 to 48 hours, then sow at 30 degrees Celsius. Keep not too wet and supply bottom heat. Seeds germinate in a little over a month.

Tea -- Sow in a fertile, acid soil, keep warm and humid. Germination takes a month.

Eucalyptus -- surface sow seeds and chaff on a neutral to slightly alkaline well-draining soil. Press into surface, cover with transparent plastic and put into a bright spot out of direct sun. Most species germinate within a week.

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