Karoo Acacia Seedling

A work colleague has a house in the Karoo and, after his last visit, came home with a whole bunch of Karoo Acacia seeds. He has been having trouble propagating them and I offered to give it ago, accidentally using a pot with no holes in the bottom and ‘drowning’ the seeds. It seems to have done the trick, with a seedling shooting up within days and I wondered whether my accidental drowning was actually what the seed needed, kinda like the heavy downpours they get in the Karoo.

2 Responses to Karoo Acacia Seedling

  1. mol-d November 25, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    i’d say the extra moisture is definitely what the seed needed. when growing from seed, i think extra water is necessary to soften and penetrate the outer, protective shell…

  2. emme November 25, 2010 at 10:54 am #

    either way, it’s pretty exciting.

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