How to Grow Metasequoia Glyptostroboides From Seed

How to Grow Metasequoia Glyptostroboides From Seed

The dawn redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, is a coniferous tree indigenous to China. It is a relative of the giant sequoia and the coast redwood trees indigenous to america. The species is widely cultivated out of China, including in the United States although critically endangered in its native habitat. Specimen trees are one source of Metasequoia glyptostroboides seeds in the United States. When getting seeds, however use discretion. By way of instance, it could be wise to request permission before collecting cones and seeds from trees in arboretums.


Estimate the amount of combination you want to fill the cells. Place this amount of mix in alternative jar that is mixing or the bucket, and add water. That you get a handful, so the mix is moist but still firm enough blend.

Together with the mobile inserts in the holding tray, fill all of the cells using starter combination that is moistened. (The empty cell is for watering) Try to avoid air pockets, but be sure not to package the mix closely. Filling by hand functions but using a small trowel or spoon is still another option.

Lift the tray several inches off the working surface and fall it flat onto the surface. Do the seed-starter mix to repay into the cells. Add more mix, if necessary and repeat.

Planting Seeds

Place two to three seeds onto the surface in or close to the center of this mix in every cell. Using the tip of a pencil with a guide, or some similar apply, press on the seeds gently into the surface as the seeds are broad. Cover so the surface is more or less flush over the cell.

Place the clear plastic cover above the tray, which makes it into a type of mini-greenhouse. Place the seed in an environment where it will be exposed to more or less constant room temperature. Until the seeds germinate, warmth is more important than light.

Observe the tray day. Remove the cover, In the first symptom of seed sprouting and place the tray in a place that is mostly sunny. By pouring water into the empty cell, water the tray as needed; the mix in the cells that were filled absorbs water from below through the cells’ drainage holes. Leave the cover off from now on.

Keep tabs on moisture conditions, and never let the seed-starting mix dry out. It is merely a matter of watering watching and waiting. If all goes well, be prepared for transplanting and eventually the seedlings will continue to grow.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides is a moisture-loving tree. Pick a website with moist soil for transplanting the seedlings and nearly full sunlight when they are ready. When seedlings seem well developed they are ready for transplanting. Avoid leaving them in the cells that are beginner potbound.

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