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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Erythrina zeyheri is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F (-12° to -6.5°C)
|Type of plant - deciduous shrub
Flower or inflorescence:
br. SCARLET, showy
(found in grassland)
large rootstock, prickly stems die back in winter
|Height, in meters: 1
Height, in feet: 3.30
|Erythrina zeyheri seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
| Parts of Erythrina zeyheri are considered toxic.
Common names for Erythrina zeyheri:
|Plough Breaker, Prickly Cardinal,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|We are looking for seeds from this plant, if you know where we can find seeds or would like to be told when we have a source, please let me know.|
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|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|37||: South African Native and Introduced Plants|
|57||: Arid and Dry Condition 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|
|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|
|720||: Fire Resistant Plants|
|Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.|
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 zeyheri seeds will usually germinate in 10-15 days.
Soak Erythrina zeyheri 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).