Canna lilies (Canna x generalis) can include a unique feel to your own garden. The decorative crops, which resemble banana trees, have paddle-like leaves, and flowers in shades ranging from oranges and yellows to reds and pinks. Native to tropical and sub-tropical locations, cannas can prosper in other regions of the United States and California, within USDA plant hardiness zones 8. While canna lilies are generally developed from rhizomes, developing them can be a satisfying enterprise.
Nick the canna seeds using a knife so water can penetrate them. Remove a few of the tough coating until the inside is displaying. As an option, rub the seeds over sand-paper to eliminate a few of the coating.
Fill a bowl with water that is warm, add the seeds and soak them for 24 hrs.
Sterilize a seed-elevating t-Ray in an answer of one part bleach to nine parts water. Remove the tray after 1-5 minutes, and let it air-dry.
Moisten sterile potting mix. Fill the seed-elevating t-Ray using the soil up to around 3/4 inch in the top. Use your fingers to press the soil.
Place a canna seed in the middle of every cell of the seed-elevating t-Ray. Cover the seeds with a 1/4 inch layer of soil. Press the soil on the seeds.
Moisten the top layer of soil with water from a spray bottle.
Cover the very top of the seed- elevating with plastic wrap that is clear to promote moisture retention. Use tape to secure the wrap.
Put the seed- elevating in a warm place to begin the germination process. Aim to get a a consistent temperature and take care of the soil moisture. Expect the seeds to germinate within seven to fourteen days.
Move the seed-elevating t-Ray into a window so the seedlings can develop. Transplant them to personal containers, when they are tall enough to handle and steady. Plant them outside after the last frost day in your region.