Tender Perennial (min 7C)
Position: Sun and wet soil
Packet of 20 seeds
Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of year. Sow in pots or trays on the surface of a moist, free-draining, peat-based seed compost (eg. Levington) and do not cover the seed. Seal inside a polythene bag or place in a propagator and maintain a temperature of 20-23C. Make sure the compost remains moist. Germination should take place in 25-30 days.
Growing Instructions: When the seedlings are large enough to handle, pot up individually into small pots (7-9cm) and grow on in well-ventilated, slightly cooler conditions (min 15C until well established), repotting as necessary. Keep compost moist at all times.
Aftercare: Needs a minimum of 7C so does well as a houseplant but can be moved outside in summer provided the night temperature does not drop below 7C. Place in a sheltered, sunny spot out of strong winds and keep the soil wet at all times.