Ylang Ylang Vine (Artabotrys hexapetalus) Seed
This listing is for THREE (3) Ylang-Ylang VINE (Artabotrys hexapetalus) SEEDS grown in our Haiku, Maui Garden. Add this easy to grow exotic plant to your collection. Ylang Ylang flowers are famous for their exotic scent. These seeds are freshly collected from our vine and well dried. Please be patient growing this plant from seed-it may take up to THREE (3) MONTHS for it to germinate. It is a vine and once the plant is about 12" high it will take off and grow a lot faster.
Many people say that Ylang-Ylang flowers have the same scent as 'Juicy Fruit' brand gum, sort of a 'tutti-frutti' scent. It does smell similar to that brand of gum, only much better, like a sweet deeply complex perfume. The seeds found inside each of the small yellow fruits are shown. The little bit of pulp found in the ripe fruit is actually edible, tastes like a sugarless mango. The bulk of the fruit is two large seeds, about the size of an almond.
I found this plant very easy to grow from seeds, allowing for about a 3 month germination period. Plant your Ylang Ylang vine seeds in individual containers of good potting soil. Keep evenly watered and warm (75-85 degrees) at all times. Once you have a good root system and the plant is about 12" high you can plant directly in the soil in warm climates. Keep in a container and move indoors if it gets below 70 degrees ever where you live.
Please read up on how to grow this plant in your particular area.
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