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B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Ruschia pungens is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F (-12° to -6.5°C)
|Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence:
(sow in autumn)
|Height, in meters: 2
Height, in feet: 6.60
|Ruschia pungens seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Synonyms (alternative names) for Ruschia pungens:
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|26||: Succulent Plant Seed List|
|37||: South African Native and Introduced Plants|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant 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.|
|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.
Ruschia pungens seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.