Removal of the Seeds
From the fruits the embedded seeds are removed. This seeds can be washed, dried and stored in a clean place. Seeds can remain viable for a number of years (16, 20).
Pre-treatment of the seeds is necessary in order to obtain fast and even germination:
Cut seed coats with a knife and boil seeds for 5 minutes in water.
Soak the seeds in water for 3 days.
Mix 3 parts of soil with 1 part sand and 1 part compost.
Sow 1 to 2 seeds in a 20 cm pot.
Water seeds every other day.
Germination begins after 8 days.
When 2-3 pairs of leaves have grown, seedlings are ready for planting out (20).
Vegetative porpagation is possible by stem cutting or veneer grafting (20).
Tree Care in EU
Baobabs are not winterproof (> 12 °C). Baobabs are tropical plants and suitable as indoor plants. The ideal temperature is between 20 and 40 °C (20). Seedlings produce a taproot (16). A high pot is reasonable.