20 seeds Gossypium herbaceum, Cotton-plant
Gossypium herbaceum, Cotton seeds
Gossypium herbaceum, also called Levant cotton, is a species of cotton native to the semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa and Arabia where it still grows in the wild as a perennial shrub. It was first cultivated in Western Sudan from there it spread to India, before being introduced to Egypt.
Germination is simple: let seeds soak with water for about 1 day, then plant about 0,5-1cm deep in moist soil and keep at a warm place. Keeping it moist and warm could be best obtained by covering the pot with foil, but it should be ventilated once a day. Because of the thick seed coat germination takes up to 6 weeks. You could speed up the process by taking a file or sandpaper and do some work on the seeds before letting them soak with water.
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