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OfflineSalviaEngland
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Sceletium tortuosum from seed
    #921808 - 10/01/02 08:36 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I have just started some Sceletium tortuosum from seed. I am treating 1/2 of them as standard cacti and for the other 1/2 I am following the below recommendations. Does anyone have any advise on growing these plants from seed or experiences to share?

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Sceletium seeds have two basic requirements for germination. they have a
water soluble germination inhibitor which must be leached off either by it
sitting in a pot for several weeks or by mechanical means such as soaking in
running water. also the temperatures must be right or they will take much
longer to sprout or they wont sprout at all. temperatures above 78 degrees F
will tend to inhibit germination. we found that the best way is to have
temperatures which fluctuate daily between 55-60 and 75-80(which is when
they germinate in their native environment). we also tried 70 degree
constant warmth, but this was not as successful. we also tried a 1000ppm
gibberrelic acid treatment for 24 hours prior to sowing and this seemed to
cause all the seeds to sprout within a few day period(occuring after 8 days
or so) rather than having seeds continue to sprout over a month or so.
as you said, they can simply be placed in a pot and waited for. this is
basically what i am doing now in my greenhouse, which has the necessary
temperature fluctuation during this time of year. this can take up to 2
months for complete germination though, and is still dependent on
temperature factors. to recap, i think the average consumer should know that
a) they should use a sterile mix b)soaking will improve germination c)
high temperatures are no good for these seeds d) temperature fluctuations
give better results e) they should consider using a fungicide if they are
just going to put them in a pot and wait.
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OfflineSalviaEngland
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Re: Sceletium tortuosum from seed [Re: SalviaEngland]
    #924849 - 10/02/02 02:02 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

For some reason this post never appeared at the top of the forum. So I though I would give it a bump.

A post I made at the same time appeared to be posted in the future!!! Strange, while this one was supposedly posted hours before I actually posted.


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Re: Sceletium tortuosum from seed [Re: SalviaEngland]
    #925245 - 10/02/02 04:50 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

no, i can't help you on this one, but i would be interested ...


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Re: Sceletium tortuosum from seed [Re: SalviaEngland]
    #926319 - 10/02/02 10:37 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Holy moly......SE, is there anything you don't grow? You must single handedly use half of your community's water supply for your garden  :grin:

Awesome man.....keep up the good work and the updates of your babies!! 


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Re: Sceletium tortuosum from seed [Re: SalviaEngland]
    #938964 - 10/07/02 09:28 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I have started a small flat of S.tortuosum.I got good germination at a steady 55-65F temps in 2 weeks but only after mixing the seed with sand and shaking vigorously to score the seed coat (I use this on cannabis to speed germination in strains with thick husks) I use this method for most of my poor germinating varieties  with good sucess.I've found with species like Scleletium cuttings are so much easier to work with I usually try to only seed them once and just save seed for emmergencies.Bon Chance!PS lovely photos you post,wish I felt confident enought to share my green house. :blush:


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Re: Sceletium tortuosum from seed [Re: whiterasta]
    #939702 - 10/07/02 01:30 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks :smile: that's very helpful.

No success yet  :frown:

I actually decided not to sand or nick the seeds, perhaps I should of :confused:. I will have to wait and see... I will try and keep you all posted..     


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Re: Sceletium tortuosum from seed [Re: SalviaEngland]
    #941793 - 10/08/02 06:39 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Have any of you honestly tried this plant? I really don't see what the big deal is. Talk about a waste of time. It's a harsh smoke and the effects are barely perceptible. I have some if anyone is interested.


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Re: Sceletium tortuosum from seed [Re: MindTrap]
    #941946 - 10/08/02 07:52 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

For me the challenge is in growing these uncommon plants and discovering how to grow them. Any effect they have on the body and mind is secondary to the achievement of cultivating.

Even so, fermented powered mixed with chewing gum can produce a substantial trance and uplifting type affect under the right conditions. It is probably not a big deal for many people but many others enjoy this plant.

What plants are "bid deals" anyway? -- Perhaps its just not what your were looking for.


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Re: Sceletium tortuosum from seed [Re: SalviaEngland]
    #942789 - 10/08/02 02:07 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Didn't mean to offend. As far as mood altering plants are concerned, I find Piper Methysticum is a big deal.

I may try your oral method though. Perhaps I'm using it wrong.


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Re: Sceletium tortuosum from seed [Re: MindTrap]
    #944818 - 10/09/02 08:33 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

No offence taken.

Its good, to critically discuss many different points of view.  :smile:
 


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Re: Sceletium tortuosum from seed [Re: MindTrap]
    #946168 - 10/09/02 05:38 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

The thing as S/E said is the pleasure of preserving persicuted,misused and misunderstood plants and fungi is something some folks just feel is important.I have many plants that I would never dream of ingesting and some that are  VERY pleasent (Hell one of my favorite plants is dandelion) It is just plain FUN to germinate and grow "difficult" varieties and experimenting with different horticultural teks.Canna is probably not a good candidate as a casual date,but has some very interesting attributes for therapeutic uses.BTW Canna should not be used with SSRI's or MAOI's and it is probably not good to mix it with any psychadelic.But like all things it does have a place and time when it is useful and appropriate.I am beginning to think it could be a good herbal support for post-E depression,but I am rambling.Time for some of one of my favorite plant combos chamomile and cannabis then bed.Peace WR :smirk:


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