But that’s besides the point. It was while there (stuffing our faces with cake and ice cream) in the outdoor park that I spied a native shrub, “Baja Fairy Duster” or Calliandra californica. And I it was seeding too. So I grabbed a few seed pods and made a note to f to see if I can get this bugger to grow.
- Try to get fresh seed. Dry or dormant seed will require stratification. Mine were somewhat dry so I decided to play it safe and soak em.
- Shuck seeds from pods. Discarded the pod casings
- Soak seeds overnight in room temperature water. Tap water is fine.
- Place seed into 2×2 containers filled with medium and sprinkle a little clean sand on top (holds moisture in). Sand is optional.
- Wait a few weeks and see