Fill a 6-inch-diameter pot with moistened potting soil mix to within 1/2 inch of the pot rim.2
Hold a mimosa seed between your thumb and forefinger. Rub the seed against a sheet of fine-grit sandpaper until the outer seed coat wears away and reveals the white inner seed coat. Only a small nick in the outer seed coating is required for successful germination.3
Plant two to three scarified seeds approximately 1/4 inch deep and evenly spaced in the prepared pot.4
Mist the soil surface with water, using a spray bottle. Cover the pot with a clear plastic bag to retain moisture in the growing medium.5
Set the pot in a warm area away from direct sunlight. Seeds germinate in approximately 14 to 21 days. Remove the plastic bag once the sprouts appear.Tips & Warnings
Use a pot with a bottom drainage hole.
Planting seeds that haven't been scarified can delay germination by 14 days, if the seeds sprout at all.
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