How to Grow Flying Dragon Citrus Seeds

The flying dragon is better known as the hardy orange and they are the dwarf form of trifoliate orange. The flying dragon citrus thrives when grown in USDA plant hardiness zones five through nine.  The flying dragon citrus is actually a deciduous shrub that grows from eight to twenty feet in height with an almost equal spread. Almost ninety-five percent of the Flying Dragon seeds can germinate if they are stratified before they are planted. The following are the steps on how to grow Flying Dragon Citrus Seeds;

Step one. To get started moisten a handful of coarse sand, which may be labeled as “builder’s sand” at the home improvement store. You need to squeeze all the excess moisture from the sand.

Step two. You have to push the “Flying Dragon” citrus seeds into the sand and then seal the clump in a plastic sandwich bag.

Step three. You need to place the bag in the refrigerator for about 1 month.

Step four. You have to fill your planting containers with seed-starting potting mix, to within 1 ½ inch of the rim. You have to wet the mixture thoroughly and then allow the water to drain from the bottom of the containers before planting the “Flying Dragon” seeds.

Step five. You can now remove the bag from the refrigerator and then pick out the seeds. You need to push the Flying Dragon seeds one-fourth to one-half inch into the planting medium.

Step six. Make sure you place the containers in an area that receives full sun so that the soil remains warm. Be expecting your “Flying Dragon” seeds to germinate within seven to ten days of planting.

Step seven. You can allow the “Flying Dragon” seedlings to grow indoors until they are about six inches in height. Make sure you keep the soil slightly moist and also keep them in full sun.

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