Please select your seed variety from the drop down list above.
As we all by now know, there is no such thing as special bonsai seeds. All seeds used to grow bonsai would develop the same way as the full sized parent plant.
There is however much truth in the fact that seed collected from specific parent plants with desirable characteristics are preferred to those which are not.
I have identified and selected from our indigenous flora, species most suited and easy to cultivate from seed. Our seed is supplied by leading seed specialists that regularly go on collecting trips and in this way ensure the seed is as fresh as possible.
This applies to South Africa only
The seeds marked "Sow Sp" are summer growing from the summer rainfall area and they usually require a drier resting period in winter. These species are best sown in late spring to midsummer when conditions are warmer.
The plants marked "Sow Au" are from the Mediterranean winter rainfall area of the Cape. They grow in winter & usually need drier conditions in summer. For those of you who live in the higher latitudes (above 40°) the plants marked "Sow Au" should probably be sown in early spring. However, remember that the majority of the species from our Mediterranean area need a marked temperature differentiation between day & night, (day ±25°C, night ±8°C) to trigger germination. Therefore do not try to germinate these seeds in a constant temperature hot or glass house.
This is my second time trying to attempt propagating a bonsai from seeds. I had no luck the first time and am sure that I can attribute that to using the wrong soil and not following the proper scarification processes. I planted my new seeds in the professional seedling mix and two of the acacia seeds actually started sprouting by Day 2! They are growing quite fast, I am impressed, currently waiting for the other seeds to germinate but do expect them to take a bit longer. Very impressed with my purchase and very grateful for the online resources!
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My fiance bought x2 types of bonsai seeds and a Venus Fly Trap plant for me. To say the least,we were completely blown away. This was our first time ordering and we received a personalized email as well as a wonderful card in our box. It is absolutely amazing to see that such high quality customer care and quality of goods still exists!
Terry, you have made regulars out of us and the extra mile of effort you put into our order was noticed and appreciated beyond words! We are extremely appreciative of the extra goodies in the box too!
Can't wait to place our next order!
Candice and Johannes
Delivery and product quality was excellent as usual. One of my Celtis Africana seeds has finally germinated. I am very excited.
If possible, it would be great if seed preparation and planting instructions could be added onto the label as well.
Thank you Aneshen for your review and suggestion. Your feedback is most appreciated. We do have basic instructions on a page accessible on the website, we also email the same to you a couple days after your order is sent. However it would be nice to include printed instructions I agree. Thank you again.