So, you want to know how to grow Hawaiian Baby Woodrose? Well I can tell you that it is not the easiest task because there are factors that make the early stages of germination a little difficult. If you have ever held one of the seeds then you know hawaiianische holzrose that they are as hard as a rock! This hard shell makes it so that moisture does not easily penetrate the seed. They also have a tendency to rot if you are not extra careful during the germination process.
You are probably asking yourself now “How the heck am I going to get these darn things to grow? “. Well, there are several things that you can do to help get the seed to be more willing to sprout. The first thing you need to do is “nick” the seed. To do this you need a pair of sharp scissors. What you need to look for is the “germ eye” (It is the little circle that kind of resembles an eye). It is found at the opposite end of the pointy part of the seed. It should be fairly easy to locate. This is what you want to AVOID damaging. The pointy end is what you are looking to “nick”. Just cut away from the germ eye and remove the pointy end. This allows the moisture to get inside the seed and start the whole process. Now is the easy part. Just soak the seed in water for a full day and it should be nice and swollen. The seed now has enough water inside of it to sprout into a beautiful vine.
The next part is extremely crucial and a little bit of a secret to those who know how to greatly improve chances of germination. After the seed(s) have been soaked, moisten a paper towel with hydrogen peroxide. You don’t want it too wet to the point where it is dripping. Just a little damp. A good example would be just slightly less moist than a Clorox Wet Wipe. This should prevent the dreaded seed rot I was talking about. Put the seed(s) in the paper towel, then put it inside of an UNSEALED ziploc bag to allow air-flow. Check the seeds every now and then and within a couple of days you should see small sprouts coming from the germ eye. When they reach about a 1/3 inch long it’s time to place them in soil.
If you have made it this far, the hard part is over! Hawaiian Baby Woodrose like soil that is rich and full of nutrients. Good air-flow is a must. Keep the soil moist but do not over water (good drainage should help with maintaining a good balance between wet and dry). Put the sprouted seeds about 1/2-1/3 inch deep into the soil and let them grow. Plenty of sunlight is good for these types of seeds. You can tell if they are getting too much because they will wilt. If you start to see signs of wilting take them inside. These plants can actually grow indoors but they will not flower. They are fairly slow-growing so expect to be in it for the long run if you want a fully matured plant. I also recommend a 20-20-20 fertilizer.