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Asclepias curassavica

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 32

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Asclepias curassavica is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F   (-12° to -6.5°C)
Type of plant - evergreen shrub
Flower or inflorescence: ORANGE-RED, 1cm. acr., in cymes (YELLOW)
Fruit: 15cm. pod (germ. 2-4 weeks warm
Foliage: ell.-lance., to 15cm. long
Height, in meters: 1.5
Height, in feet: 4.95
Asclepias curassavica seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Parts of Asclepias curassavica are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Asclepias curassavica:
Asclepias nivea var. curassavi, 

Common names for Asclepias curassavica:

Algodon de Seda,  Algodoncillo,  Bastard Pecacuanha,  Bastard-Ipecac,  Blood Flower,  Bloodflower,  Bloodflower Milkweed,  Brujidera,  Cancerillo,  Corcalito,  False Ipecac,  Flor de Sangre,  Indian Root,  Ipeca Sauvage,  Little Ducks,  Ma Li Jin,  Marjan,  Matal,  Milkweed,  Oficial-da-Sala,  Rote Seidenpflanze,  Scarlet Milkweed,  Silkweed,  Sunset Flower,  Swallow Wort,  Viborrana,  Yuquillo, 


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Germination guide for Asclepias curassavica

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.

Asclepias curassavica seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Asclepias curassavica seeds about 2mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 10-25°C.

Asclepias curassavica seeds need to be "overwintered" before they will germinate.

Stratification; cold treatment or vernalization. Seeds of some species need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno

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