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Taxodium Distichum 'Bald Cypress' Seeds

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    1 tan packet of 10 Taxodium Distichum 'Bald Cypress' Bonsai Seeds (care guide included)

    Taxodium Distichum

    Germination Rates: These germination rates are lower than usual, often 60% or less

    About the seeds:


    beginner | intermediate | advanced

    germination time

    1-3 months




    1-2 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


    cool, temperate climate


    About the Plants:


    tall conifer evergreen


    beginner | intermediate | advanced

    growth speed

    slow | medium | fast

    size of plant

    outdoors >100 tall. As a bonsai, much smaller. 


    full sun | partial sun | shade | grow lights 


    well-draining 1/2 coconut coir or peat-based potting mix or 1/2 sand 


    warm | cool


    cats | dogs | no


    few pests


    heavy | moderate | light



    We recommend using the following to sow the seeds: 

    Stratification is highly recommended for these seeds, you can plant in moss in a bag or in the planter and put in the fridge for up to 3 months. After stratifying, put in a warm spot like a heat mat >70F and with grow lights or indirect sunlight and in a greenhouse. Monitor the soil(checking ~once a week) to make sure it remains moist and that the humidity dome has condensation.

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

    These seeds are for the 2024 growing season.

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    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 :)