I am thinking of getting some Proboscidea and Ibicella seeds from the seedbank, but am hesitant if they have no guarantee to germinate soon. I've read that Ibicella can take up to a year to germinate, and most Proboscidea that long as well. Is there a way to germinate these plants guickly, like say in a month? Is there any techniques/suggestions/advice that you can give me that'll help them germinate quickly? This is my first time growing/trying to grow these, and I'm clueless what to do about germination. Thanks! Aslan
We have grown the Proboscidea as a garden plant here in Spring, Texas. We knicked the seeds and planted them in a moist, loose potting soil in the spring and they came right up. The flowers have an "odd" scent that can be noticed from quite a distance. The native ones in the state seem to grow in dry areas along the roadsides, so I might suggest a fast draining soil for them as well.