I remembered that we did the same in primary school with bean seeds A good layer of 2 cm of sand does not only help better drainage but keeps the gnats (little dark flies) away as well… Good luck with your seeds! I have pictures but I don’t know how to post, Hi Mark, thank you for getting in touch – I have responded via your info-request on FB. The pure sand has the advantage that it keeps the little black flies away… Water the little baobabs regularly but make sure that they do not get too much water. The new leaves that were coming out died off, the plant has turned a dark green and the stem is lignifying. Peeling the seeds as per your instruction is definitely going to work – I was always under the impression that if I did that the seeds would rot. Im about to have my second try to get them to germinate, the first time all of my seeds rotted away, i guess my soil was too compact , Hi Yannik, thank you for your question. Heike, Dear Jakob – have you tried to water the seed that broke apart and put it in water? In a next step I put them in a container and let them germinate for two more days. Are you planning to take the baobab inside? how can I transplant to larger pots 20cm high and avoid damageing seedlings. 7 years though sounds a bit long – I would probably not eat the fruit powder any longer. It has been growing its whole life in New Mexico but now lives in North Carolina. If you disturb it now you might hurt the little roots. It just made my life a lot easier without the black flies… All the best to you and your baobab project, Heike, Hi Heike, Our summer has started and I have a few hundred baobab seeds which I am going to try and germinate. Do you have a recommendation for the best set up to grow the tree indoors? *. Bonus Option Includes: 10 x Baobab Tree Seeds. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a5453f113f1bf0eadb4cefb3935e4027" );document.getElementById("d1ac497ad1").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It might be too old or the temperature was not right or it had too much moisture… or it was simply not the right time for it to grow or it did not get enough hours of daylight. Sow them in sowing soil and keep the temperature between 25 and 30 degrees of Celsius. It is a pleasure to publish on baobabstories.com and I love to share information about the trees. In S.A. Gauteng we start planting baobab seeds the end of Aug, i plan to plant a 100 seeds for this comming season. Dear Heike I live near Genoa Italy I have two Adansonia digitata three years old one meter tall recovering the container at home when the temperatures drop below 5 °C in winter. Simply placing the seeds in the soil, as it works in nature, is successful occasionally. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a380fa98dd940d303e6297885ae6cddc" );document.getElementById("b85e4be3a2").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. https://baobabstories.com/en/baobab-leaves-growing-in-spring/, Unfortunately, I do not have the time to elaborate a lot. Although they generally drop leaves during fall they only reduce their metabolism and are very unlike European trees – our trees go to sleep. I’m using cacti fertilising and hopefully with the Summer around the corner it’ll help. A few were ready almost as soon as they popped out of the soil. Put the pot in a warm spot. You probably repotted them too Hope this information helps you. If you planted several baobab seeds in one container, you can repot them after about three months. I took a dremel mini grinder and milled through the back of the 5 seeds to export the cream inner part.. 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