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Xerophyllum tenax

Approximately 300.00 seeds per gram
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Xerophyllum tenax
10 gram for 20 Euros
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Xerophyllum tenax
250 gram for 239 Euros
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100 gram for 611 Euros
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Xerophyllum tenax



Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 23275

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Xerophyllum tenax is cold hardy
USDA Zone:5-
Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence: 50-100 WHITE to CREAM, VIOLET filaments, in raceme to 60cm., frag.
Fruit: trilocular capsule....(stratify 3-4 months)(use rhizobium, - grow dryish)
Foliage: to 90x0.6cm., stiffish, grass-like cluster
Height, in meters: 1.8
Height, in feet: 5.94
Xerophyllum tenax seeds may be subject to seasonal availability

Common names for Xerophyllum tenax:

(fire-resistant plant, use rhizobium),  (folk:wound poultice,pounded roots),  Bear Grass,  Beargrass,  Elk Grass,  Indian Basket Grass,  Squaw Grass, 


Xerophyllum tenax is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

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Germination guide for Xerophyllum tenax

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Xerophyllum tenax seeds will usually germinate in 30-60 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Xerophyllum tenax seeds about 1mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 15°C.


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