How to Propagate Guiana Chestnut (from Seeds & Cuttings)

Written by Maggie

Dec 16 2021

How to Propagate Guiana Chestnut (from Seeds & Cuttings)

How to Propagate Guiana Chestnut? Here are two ways to propagate Guiana Chestnut with detailed steps, from seeds or cuttings. Soak the Guiana Chestnut seeds in water and split them up. Then spread the seeds into the moist loose soil so that the seed shoots will grow up about a week after mulching. Also we can choose cuttings to propagate plants. Choose a suitable branch, its cutting is inserted into the soil, and after a month it can take root.

Guiana Chestnut
Guiana Chestnut is one of the best trees for pots

Propagate Guiana Chestnut from Seeds

1. Seed soaking to accelerate germination

Purchase suitable Guiana Chestnut seeds from the market, then wrap them in paper towels and soak them in clear water. This will make the seeds fully absorb the water, so that there will be a seed peel phenomenon, until the guiana chestnut seeds are all bubbles split, showing the small buds to take it out.

2. Sow the seeds

The prepared guiana chestnut seeds should be placed in the prepared soil. There is no need for a drain at the bottom of the planter and the soil should be loose and fertile. When sowing seeds, pay attention to the seed up and buds point down, water wet soil, and then wet soil will be small buds buried up.

3. Film mulching and germination

After seeding, cover the Guiana Chestnut seeds with a black plastic film to keep the moisture and keep the seeds in the soil so that the roots will not grow properly. Generally in 5 days or so, the seeds will grow small buds.

4. Peel the film for curing

After the Guiana Chestnut seeds germinate, the covered plastic film should be peeled off to provide enough space for the Guiana Chestnut shoots to grow. Usually the young leaves will grow out in about 2 weeks and then the small Guiana Chestnut seedlings will be formed in about 3 weeks. After that, normal curing will take place.

Guiana Chestnut

Propagate Guiana Chestnut from Cuttings

1. Branch processing

On the Guiana Chestnut tree, cut some of the muscle-made branches and trim away the excess leaves, leaving only the top 3 or 4 leaves. The wound was then sterilized, and the root powder was applied to the end, and the wound was left in the shade to dry.

2. Cutting into soil

The prepared Guiana Chestnut branches will be directly cut into the soil, which needs to be loose and fertile with good air permeability. A twig can be cut to a depth of about 1/3 of its length and then watered to soak the soil to provide sufficient water for the root.

3. Rooting and curing

After cutting, we also need to do a good job of maintenance. We need to water in time to ensure that the soil is moist enough, and to provide the right amount of sunlight for photosynthesis. After a month, the new roots will grow on the Guiana Chestnut branches and then the normal maintenance should be done.

Guiana Chestnut

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