This listing is for 25+ seeds from the Mimosa Tenuiflora (formerly M. Hostilis) ornamental shrub tree. These seeds were harvested recently from Brazil and are very fresh. I germinated 75 seeds to prove viability and 55 germinated in the first 3 days with hot water technique for germination. I have included pics of the plants from my own yard and the germinated seeds, which are the ones for sale (not stock pics). If you have any questions please email me and I will respond promptly.
Shipping - I usually ship within 24 hours… in a plastic jar with a screw down lid filled with rice to ensure the seeds are protected in shipment (I added a pic of the jar with this listing). There is no extra shipping charge for multiple seeds purchased at the same time.
Germination - these are live seeds and they will not all germinate. It is normal to get between a 30% and 70% germination rate, however not all of the seeds that germinate will survive to be an established adult plant. To increase germination rate, scarification of the hard shelled seeds is recommended. If the seed does not swell during the soaking in hot water, the seed did not get water inside the shell and it will not grow until it does. Without scarification, it could take over a month for the water to break through the hard shell.
To germinate, bring a cup of water to a boil and then remove heat and let sit for 2 minutes at 75 degrees ambient air temperature. Pour hot water onto seeds and let soak for 24 hours. After 24 hours seeds should swell up large. Drain excess water and put seeds into wet paper towel to finish germinating or sow into soil to grow. Most of the seeds WILL germinate on the second day after soaking in hot water, so be prepared! The plants in my yard survived 3 frosts this year and temperature of 36ºF without frost that day.