Hoodia gordonii, packet of 5 seeds

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$3.95

Family: Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae)

Hardy to Zones 9 to 13, otherwise grown in pots and brought in for the winter

Succulent perennial herb native to Southwestern Africa. Seed grown here in the USA (the plant is CITES listed). Grows to ~18 inches tall and forms clumps up to a foot wide. Traditional use:  The herb is used by native peoples of the Kalahari during times of famine as a harmless appetite suppressant.  Plant prefers full sun to part shade, dryish soils and truly does best in pots.  Germination is relatively easy. Use standard cactus mix in a propagation flat or gallon pot. Lay the seeds on the surface of the mix and cover sparingly with coarse, sharp sand. Keep  moist, in the light, and provide heat by means of solar greenhouse, sunlight and/or bottom heat at 80 degrees F. Hoodia makes a fine indoor plant and may be left in small pots in a light window. They thrive on minimal water.

 

5 seeds per packet, open pollinated, untreated, NO GMO’s

Note:  Germination results on this seed are excellent.  We planted 100 seeds and received 86 seedlings in 3 days.  They rose up on the full moon.  We planted on surface of soil and covered with 1/4 inch of sand mixed with a little coir and kelp.  We watered the flat twice daily, feeling that a higher moisture content was important for good germination.  Now that the seedlings are up, we are definitely backing off on the watering, to prohibit damping off.   Richo

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  1. Eddie Spohn

    Eddie Spohn (verified owner)

    Seeds germinated in two days in plastic baggies placed on a heat mat set for 80 degrees Fahrenheit. All of them sprouted, not a dud in the bunch. That’s impressive in a natural product like seeds. Much respect, Richo, and thanks for helping me add another cool plant to my collection.

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    When do you expect to have these in stock again?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      With luck fall of 2019

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    • J

      Thank you for responding so quickly (and on Sunday)!!! Incidentally, I love your website and have ordered from you many times, and will continue to de so.

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      Richo Cech

      we remain at your service

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    • Neal Campbell

      Always top-tier hospitality… Kinda like an extension of my farming family. In the last 20 years of patronage, I just can’t recall any disappointments…so maybe that’s not so much like family afterall 😂 Waiting for Hoodia germplasm also. Love you guys, ALOHA!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Neal, Ditto on the family thing. as for not recalling any failures, that is known as “selective memory.” I will e-mail you when and if hoodia seed becomes available. richo

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