What are the pros? I really want to grow it.
What are the cons? Weak, low germination
I know it's something I'm doing wrong but I haven't got a clue what. They ARE tricky to germinate (you have to give them tiny spritzes frequently and make sure they never stay too wet) but I got all but one to germinate in my second year of trying this (first year I only got two). The first year I had used ordinary potting soil (the same I use for my other plants) and the two I had died two weeks later after doing nothing. the second year I mixed some sand in to help them drain better and watched very carefully that they didn't get too wet or dry out completely....
That got me ONE that lived the four weeks till transplanting. It was small and not vigorous, but its color was ok so I had hope. I transplanted it pot and all into a well-drained planter that I then hardened bit-by-bit to the outdoors. It didn't grow but it showed no problems so I assumed it was putting down roots. Once finally outside permanently it grew really fast for a week and then stopped and did nothing else. :'(
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