The Palawan Cherry (Cassia x Palawan Cherry), locally known as balayong, is the Philippines’ very own cherry blossom tree that also produces light pink flowers similar to the Sakura Trees in Japan.
It is a small to medium-sized tree that can grow to a height of 15 meters or taller. The timber of the Palawan Cherry was widely used in the Spanish colonial period as a material for building furniture because it’s easy to work with and is similar to narra, acacia, and ipil.
At May's Garden Seeds, our germination standards are the most rigorous and strict — not only do we test all our seeds on a regular basis, we are required by Department of Agriculture to procure Phytosanitary Certificate to ensure that they meet or exceed quality standards and we guarantee the purity and vitality of our seeds.
LIGHT: Full Sun
LIFE CYCLE: Annual
PLANTING TIME: All Year
BLOOM: All Year
Germination Rate: 70% - 80%
Days to Maturity: 2-5 Years
Contains: 5 seeds per pack
1. Get a container that has drainage holes in it, fill the container with the well-drained Potting Mix soil.
2. Bury or sprinkle the seeds on top of the soil, depending on their species, and spray a very thin layer of the soil on the top.
3. Water the seeds to make the soil moist. Lightly sprinkle water on top of the soil, but don’t add too much or you could wash away smaller seeds.
4. Cover the container with plastic wrap to trap moisture and help the seeds germinate. Poke a couple of holes in the top of the plastic wrap so that the plant can breathe
5. Move the planters to a cool area of the house. Germinating seeds do best in temperatures of 20 – 28°C with enough natural light.
*Note: Flower seeds usually take 1 – 4 weeks to germinate, it depends on the varieties.
6. Once the seeds germinated with 2-4 leaves, you could transfer to outdoor in the shadow and part of sunlight place.