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Ulmus Parvifolia 'Chinese Elm' Seeds

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1 tan packet of 100 Ulmus Parvifolia 'Chinese Elm' Bonsai Seeds(care guide included)

Ulmus Parvifolia

About the seeds:

difficulty

beginner | intermediate | advanced

germination time

2-4 weeks

depth

1/8"-1/4”

spacing

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

method

greenhouse | paper towel method

temperature

temperate climate


About the Plants:

description

tall tree with delicate leaves

difficulty

beginner | intermediate | advanced

growth speed

slow | medium | fast

size of plant

outdoors >80ft tall. As a bonsai, much smaller. 

light

full sun | partial sun | shade | grow lights 

soil 

well-draining coconut coir/peat-based potting mix

temperature 

warm | cool

pet-friendly

cats | dogs | no

pests

few pests

fertilization

heavy | moderate | light

 

Instructions:

We recommend using the following to sow the seeds: 

Stratification in a fridge for 2-3 weeks is recommended but optional. Plant in a greenhouse, put on a greenhouse >70F and under grow lights or by a windowsill with indirect sunlight. Make sure humidity dome has condensation, if not, the soil may need to be watered or the greenhouse needs to be moved to a warmer spot.

The seeds germinate relatively quickly, keep the seedlings well-watered and warm and once they reach ~6", you can repot them.

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

These seeds are for the 2024 growing season.

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Great packaging and planting instructions

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!

FAQs

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 hello@plantflix.com!

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 hello@plantflix.com and we can help out! If the seeds still aren't germinating, we'll send out a replacement :)