Seeding From Pencil Pine Cone

Question From: 
shawn a.c steenwyk in  aldinga beach,  aldinga beach SA


Nature of problem: 
seeding from pencil pine cone


Type of Plant (if known): 
pencil pine (random from bird dropping in local park)


Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 


Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: 
sandy loam, with clay


How often do you water the plant:


How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:


What type of plant is it:


How long since you planted it:
put cone in water and cotton wool 9/


Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:


Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 


What other treatments have you given the plant: 

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Other Comments: 
Can i grow pencil pines from the cone if so is above the correct way to go about it


Answer:  Hi Shawn,   Pencil pine cones are about three quarters the size of a Ping Pong ball. Leave the unopened cones in a paper bag until the cone dries and opens up. The 3mm seeds will then fall out.  Plant the seeds into potting mix in a 20cm diameter pot, covering them with about 3mm of potting mix. Gently water them. They might not shoot until Spring. Good luck,  Don