Binomial name: Zantedeschia Aethiopica White
Characteristics: Popular houseplant known worldwide for its modern beauty. Its stems are crowned with goblet-shaped white bracts.
Seeds per packet: 12
Description: Seed can be sown throughout the year indoors in a mini glasshouse.
Optimum germination temperature: 25°C.
- Sow each Zantedeschia aethiopica seed in one seed pot on the surface of a peaty seed sowing mix. Seeds need light to germinate so gently press into peaty seed mix, do not bury.
- If you don't have individual pots to sow each seed, take care not to sow seeds too close together as they will need space to form the fleshy roots.
- Seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, but even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
- Mist the peaty seed mix with water to settle it.
- Arrange container on a heat pad and cover with plastic wrap or a plastic lid.
- Put mini glasshouse in indirect sun. Do not put in direct sun, as this will dry the planting medium.
- Water seeds with a spray bottle whenever the planting medium feels mostly dry just beneath the surface. Avoid making the planting medium soggy, but do not allow it to dry out completely while the seeds are germinating.
- Watch for sprouting in approximately one to two months. Remove the plastic wrap and the heat pad once the seeds sprout. Continue to water whenever the growing mixture is mostly dry, but water at the base of the seedling rather than spraying water from above.
- Grow seedlings under very warm, bright conditions indoors.