B and T World Seeds' reference number:
|Type of plant - annual
Flower or inflorescence:
BLUE,WHITE centre,long flg.
|Height, in meters: 0.3
Height, in feet: 0.99
|Lobelia valida African Skies sales history
Lobelia valida African Skies
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|53||: Bedding Plant Seed List|
|130||: Ground cover Plant Seed List (see also List 133)|
|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.|
|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.|
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.
Lobelia valida African Skies seeds will usually germinate in 15-20 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Lobelia valida African Skies 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".
Place seed of perennial types in fridge for 3 months.