20 Seeds for 8 Kinds of Japanese Maple Bonsai Trees
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Product Type: Bonsai
Classification: Novel Plant
Full-bloom Period: None
Function: Air Purification
Brand Name: MARSEED 100%NATURAL
Type: Foliage Plants
Applicable Constellation: Sagittarius
Cultivating Difficulty Degree: Very Easy
Variety: Japanese maple bonsai
How to Plant Red Japanese Maple Seeds
The Japanese red maple (Acer palmatum) is a small, deciduous, ornamental tree often grown as a shrub. It reaches heights up to 10 feet tall and is round in shape. The seeds are easy to plant and thrive in partial shade and moist, well-drained soils. Gather the seeds in fall and prepare them indoors for planting outside in the spring. The Japanese red maple has red, cascading leaves that appear each spring, turning deep crimson through the warm months.
1.Gather the seeds from your red maple in the fall when they begin to fall from the tree. They will have red wings attached to the seed. Children often play with the seeds because they look like helicopters floating down to the ground.
2.Break the wings off of the seeds and place the seeds in a cup filled with warm water. Soak the seeds in the cup for at least 24 hours.
3.Create a planting medium with half sand and half peat moss. Fill a freezer bag three-quarters of the way full of the mix.
4.Add approximately 1 cup of water to the freezer bag. The soil should be moist but not soaking wet.
5.Place the seeds into the bag and seal it. Store the bag at room temperature where they will be undisturbed for 90 days.
6.Place the bag in the door of your refrigerator for 70 days. Check the seeds once a week for sprouting. Remove the seeds and place them in a warmer location when more than 10 percent of the seeds are sprouting.
7.Place the peat mixture in a tray with the seeds on top. Top the seeds with 1/4 inch of all-purpose potting mix and place the tray in a location that receives at least six hours of sunlight each day.
8.Water the tray with just enough water to moisten the soil. Do not overwater. Allow the soil to completely dry before watering again.
9.Transplant the seedlings to your garden when they have reached a height of 4 to 6 inches tall. Dig a hole approximately 4 inches wide and as deep as the tray in which they are growing.
10.Place the seedling in the hole and fill with native soil. The top of the root ball should be just under the top of the soil level. Add 2 to 3 inches of mulch at the base of the tree.
11.Water with 2 inches of water immediately after planting and each week to keep the soil moist while the maple is growing in the first year. The tree requires little to no care after it has been established.