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Metasequoia Glyptostroboides 'Dawn Redwood' Seeds

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    1 tan packet of 100 Metasequoia Glyptostroboides 'Dawn Redwood' Bonsai Seeds (care guide included)

    Metasequoia Glypstroboides

    *Important: These seeds are tricky to germinate and have low germination rates on average(as low as 5%)! Make sure to follow all the steps and potentially get more than 1 packet*

    About the seeds:


    beginner | intermediate | advanced

    germination time

    1-2 months




    1-3 seeds per nursery pot or greenhouse tray cell

    recommended planter

    2"-4" nursery pot or greenhouse to start (no terra cotta)

    time to maturity

    several years

    seed prep

    pre-soak | scarification | stratification | none


    greenhouse | paper towel method


    70F - 85F

    About the Plants:


    tall redwood tree, thick red trunk


    beginner | intermediate | advanced

    growth speed

    slow | medium | fast

    size of plant

    outdoors >300ft tall. As a bonsai, much smaller 


    full sun | partial sun | shade | grow lights 


    well-draining coconut coir/peat-based potting mix


    warm | cool


    cats | dogs | no


    few pests


    heavy | moderate | light



    We recommend using the following to sow the seeds: 

    Dawn redwood seeds have low germination rates naturally, the best setup is a greenhouse with a heat mat or just in consistent room temperature without much temperature fluctuation, and away from direct sun.

    Pre-soaking for 24 hours in water can help, as well as placing the seeds in a ziploc baggie with paper towels, vermiculite or perlite in a fridge for 2-3 weeks prior to planting can benefit the germination rates.

    Once the seeds germinate, start removing the humidity dome, then make sure seedlings are getting a good amount of light, under grow lights or a bright windowsill.

    (Find more info on germinating seeds by going to our seed guide)

    These seeds are for the 2024 growing season.

    Metasequoia Glyptostroboides &

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews

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    Gave as a gift!

    These were a gift for a friend of mine. She was thrilled when she saw them. I know they were planted but haven't received any updates on germination! I will update when I get some info. Thank you always for your quick service and your concern for customer satisfaction.

    when you order with us:

    • your seeds and orders are hand-packed in San Diego

    • your order ships in 1-2 business days

    • free replacements for seeds that arrive in bad condition

    • we're always here to help with any questions!


    how difficult are these seeds to grow?

    Houseplant seeds are generally trickier to grow than your more common garden seed varieties- they require a specific setup and more time to sprout. You can find the difficulty for each seed variety specified under the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

    We definitely recommend following the setups outlined in our seed guide here, and you can find further details in our blog!

    how long does it take for the seeds to germinate?

    Houseplant seeds take longer than most seeds to germinate, the average time for germination is 2-3 weeks. If you're curious about the sprouting time for a specific seed variety, you can find that information in the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

    how do I grow houseplant seeds?

    All of our orders come with a basic starter guide for you to follow, but our seed guide here goes in much more detail and also offers alternative seed starter methods.

    We also include additional planting tips specific to each seed variety under the "instructions" tab of each product page. If you need extra help, don't hesitate to reach out to us at!

    my seeds aren't germinating, what do I do?

    Houseplant seeds are tricky, and sometimes certain more difficult varieties can take some practice to finally get them to sprout!

    If you're having trouble with the seeds, you're not alone. Luckily there are ways to sometimes salvage seeds by adjusting the setup- this quiz can help diagnose any issues you may have with your setup and make suggestions for how to improve it.

    You can also email us at and we can help out! If the seeds still aren't germinating, we'll send out a replacement :)