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Approximately 4.50 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.
B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Erythrina caffra is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F (-1° to +4.5°C)
|Type of plant - tree
Flower or inflorescence:
CRIMSON, spectacular, before leaves in spring
pod, RED seeds (sow in spring)
trifol.,lft. 9cm. ovate...bark has short prickles
|Height, in meters: 18
Height, in feet: 59.40
|Erythrina caffra sales history
| Parts of Erythrina caffra are considered toxic.
Synonyms (alternative names) for Erythrina caffra:
Common names for Erythrina caffra:
|(tox:alkaloids,toxic proteins,lectins,anti-trypsin, Cape Kafferboom, Cape Kaffirboom, Coral Tree, Kaffirboom, Kaffirboom Coral Tree, Koraalboom, Lucky Bean Tree, Lucky Beantree,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|11||: Bonsai Seed List (Hardy and Tender)|
|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|36||: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic|
|Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.|
|37||: South African Native and Introduced Plants|
|131||: Toxic Plants|
|Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.|
|146||: Standard Trainable Plants|
|185||: Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke|
|"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
|192||: Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
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.
Erythrina caffra seeds will usually germinate in 10-15 days.
Soak Erythrina caffra seeds in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified.
(Soak for 24 hours).