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Pittosporum truncatum

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 80837

Type of plant - evergreen shrub to tree
Flower or inflorescence: frag. pale YELLOW in axil. umbels
Fruit: capsules show RED-ORANGE sticky seeds..(tol. alkaline soil)(stands pruning)
Foliage: glossy dark GREEN, lighter under, tip bent down, appearing truncated, dense bush
Height, in meters: 3
Height, in feet: 9.90
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Common names for Pittosporum truncatum:

Ya hua, 

Pittosporum truncatum is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
51:   Chinese Native and Introduced Plants
57:   Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List
167:   Hedging Shrubs Ornamental Or Barrier
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
562:  Pittosporaceae

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Germination guide for Pittosporum truncatum

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.

Pittosporum truncatum seeds will usually germinate in 30-60 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Pittosporum truncatum seeds about 2mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 12°C.

Place seeds in a cup and cover with just boiled water.

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