Approximately 8.00 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.
B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:9
Type of plant - shrub
Flower: ORANGE-RED, 2cm., racemes to 20cm.
Fruit: legume to 12x2cm....(nick - soak, germ. 2-3 weeks)
Foliage: 3-10prs. lflts. 2cm. long, dk. GREEN, feathery (alt. 800-1000m. Tanzania)
Height in meters: 3
Caesalpinia pulcherrima seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Common names for Caesalpinia pulcherrima:
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
31: House and Container Plant Seed List
36: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
43: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
57: Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List
58: Honduran Native and Introductions
62: Mexican Native and Introduced Plants
68: West Indian Native and Introduced Plants
85: Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)
109: Central American Native and Introduced Plants
110: South American Native Plant Seed List
113: East African Native Plant Seed List
146: Standard Trainable Plants
167: Hedging Shrubs Ornamental Or Barrier
190: Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates
191: Tropical Shrubs and Trees
192: Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers
719: North American Native Ethnobotanicals
952: Wholesale Selection
Caesalpinia pulcherrima seeds will usually germinate in 7 to 90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally germinates in the dark. Sow seeds about 4mm deep in a free draining, but water retentive seed sowing mix at about 25°C.
Scarification: Seeds have a hard seed coat that is impermeable to water, and which prevents the seed from imbibing. Large seeds can be chipped with a chizel, knife or rasp. Smaller seeds may be scraped on sandpaper, clipped with nail clippers or pricked with a needle. Try to do this on the side away from the hilum. After scarification seeds are usually soaked in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately.
Germination may be improved by soaking the scarified seeds in saltpetre solution (1 teaspoon to a litre of water)