Hawaiian Baby Woodrose is perennial vine, meaning that it comes back every single year. It produces huge flowers, and can climb all the way to the top of a tall pine tree. They sorta remind me of 'jack and the bean stalk'. Once a year, typically beginning on the second year, they produce seeds which develop behind the giant flowers. All parts of the plant have medicinal value, yet the seed coating is considered poisonous. They have a history of use as a entheogen, or religious sacrament. The use of these seeds for psychedelic purposes is illegal however, and only someone with the religious right to do so can legally consume them. They are perfectly legal to grow and own for ornamental or collectors purposes.
The first step it so germinate the seeds, and with Hawaiian Baby Woodrose this is done in an unusual way. You need a clean razor blade to do this. First sanitize the blade with some rubbing alcohol and find the circular looking eye on the seed. Lightly scrape away the brown seed coating away from the circle at the end of the seed. This allows moisture to enter the very tough outer shell of the seed. You want to scrape only the brown on the line where the sides meet. Soak the seeds in a moist wash cloth for a few days until they sprout. A small tail will form and now the seeds are ready to be planted.
Now you can plant the seeds not quite an inch deep in your soil. In this case, sense you've already germinated the seeds, you'll want to plant them in soil which has already been watered. Make sure they have good drainage and are grown in the proper soil from the start. You want rich, dark, fluffy soil, that drains well, yet retains enough moisture for the plants to adequately absorb nutrients. Plant them in an area where they can climb, and where they don't get non-stop sunshine. It's important to make sure they do get some shade, especially if you live in southern regions of the US and other countries. HBWR does not like to be forced to climb on something that you wish, as it has a mind of its own. In other words, it will decide what it choses to climb on, and can not be forced to do otherwise.
They can be cloned just like other plants. To clone Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, you'll want to find the end of its snake like vine, and make a cut at a 90 degree angle. Place this cutting into well prepared dirt and place it in a window seal for a few weeks until you notice some growth. Let the plant become root-bound before you decide to transplant it. After you've taken a cutting, it will encourage the plant to bush out more. You'll notice more growth from each node, and separate vines will begin to emerge and begin to climb on whatever they can find around.
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