Days to Germination:10-45 days
Rhodochiton atrosanguineum. Start transplants indoors 12 to 16 weeks before setting out after all threat of frost has passed. Sow seeds on top of sterile starter mix, leaving uncovered but pressed firmly onto the soil surface, as light aids germination. Provide even moisture: cover flats or pots with plastic wrap until seedlings emerge, then discard plastic. Pamper with 65°-75°F temperatures, good air circulation, strong light and even moisture. Once seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into larger, deeper pots for mature root systems. After all danger of frost has passed, harden them off by gradually acclimating them to the outdoors over 7 to 10 days. Transplant out 10" to 12" apart into a well-draining, rich, moist garden bed in full to partial sunlight. Summer flowering. Height: 8' to 10'.