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Approximately 2.50 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 crista-galli is cold hardy
|Type of plant - shrub to tree
Flower or inflorescence:
br. CRIMSON to 3.5cm long, in racemes..drip nectar
..............................(nick - soak)
|Height, in meters: 9
Height, in feet: 29.70
|Erythrina crista-galli seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
| Parts of Erythrina crista-galli are considered toxic.
Common names for Erythrina crista-galli:
|(tox:tetracyclic isoquinolene alkaloids etc.), Ceibo, Cock's Comb, Cockspur Coral Tree, Cry-baby Tree, Eritrina, Seibo,|
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|
|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.|
|45||: Bee and Butterfly Attracting also Honey and Pollen Plant Seeds|
|59||: Brazilian Native and Introduced Plants|
|110||: South American Native Plant Seed List|
|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|
|168||: Shade and Shelter Tree and Shrub Seed List|
|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.|
|190||: Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates|
|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 crista-galli seeds will usually germinate in 10-15 days.
Soak Erythrina crista-galli 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).