The Cotton Leaf Physic Nut is a shrub with lobed leaves and dark maroon flowers. Native to tropical America. Hardy in zones 9-12.
Growing Instructions for the Cotton Leaf Physic Nut
The seeds have a hard seed coat that has to be treated, or scarified, in order for water to enter the seeds so that they can sprout. 1. Scarify the seeds by nicking or sanding the seed coat. The seeds can be sanded with sandpaper, a nail file or an emery board. 2. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. 3. Put some moist, humus soil or a mixture of potting soil and sand or perlite into a pot. 2. Sow the seeds on the soil. 3. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 4. Water the seeds. 5. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted into the ground. Plant them in an area in full sun or part shade and with moist soil.