How to Germinate Cleome


Cleome is often referred to as a spider flower due to its long, thin appendages that resemble spider legs. It comes in a variety of colors, the most common being white, pink and purple. Cleomes can be grown in any area with seasons that reach over 70 degrees. If you want to grow cleomes, the first step you must take is to germinate the seeds. Cleome seeds are easy to germinate and generally have a high success rate.

Step 1

Choose a spot to plant the seeds. Cleomes do best in full sun or partially shaded conditions.

Step 2

Remove any weeds or rocks from the chosen area if necessary.

Step 3

Fill a spray bottle with water. Mist the soil with water so it is damp to the touch. Cleomes do best in damp soil, so try to prevent the soil from becoming soggy.

Step 4

Lay the seeds down on top of the soil. The seeds should be evenly spaced 3 to 4 inches apart from one another. Press the seeds into the soil, but do not cover them as they require light to germinate.

Step 5

Mist the soil every morning if the soil is dry. The cleomes should germinate in one to two weeks.

Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • Cleome seed


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