USDA Hardiness Zones: 10–12
Can be grown in other zones in pots indoors (outdoors is fine if you bring it in during the winter). It will be several years until this plant is too large to be kept indoors. Keep the pot at least room temperature. Placing it in a sunlit window works well.
There are many variations online of "the best way" to sow these seeds, but here's what worked perfectly for us:
- Soak the seeds in water for at least 24 hours.
- Plant in well-draining sand/soil mix about 1 cm deep.
- Cover the pot with plastic wrap. We used a plastic container with a translucent lid to trap in moisture and heat (like a tiny greenhouse).
- Leave pot covered for 2 weeks.
- Seeds sprout in 2–4 days.
- We uncovered our pot once a leaf developed.
I ordered three sets of baobab seeds, and all came as ordered in the handy glass vials. I planted the first set, per the instructions, and we'll see how they germinate! I had about 10% germination rate with my last set from a different seller, so fingers crossed.
Excellent packing and speedy shipping
Received (3) viable looking seeds in glass vial exactly as displayed online
Received 9 Baobab seeds and immediately started the process of germinating them. Scarification, Soaking, Peeling, Waiting, Planting. Seven of 9 seeds are now growing 15 days from order date.
Buying me some more seed in the future