B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Welwitschia mirabilis is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F (-1° to +4.5°C)
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
cones in axill. cymes, m. to 2cm., f. RED, to 6cm.
(sow spring - summer)
2 lvs. to 3m.x50cm. on ground..lives to great age, ~ 2000 years
|Welwitschia mirabilis seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Synonyms (alternative names) for Welwitschia mirabilis:
|Tumboa bainesii, Welwitschia bainesii,|
Common names for Welwitschia mirabilis:
|(prov. Namib Desert),|
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.|
|26||: Succulent Plant Seed List|
|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|37||: South African Native and Introduced Plants|
|57||: Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List|
|169||: Sandy Soil Plant Seed List|
|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.
Welwitschia mirabilis seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.