Echinocystis lobata 20 Seeds - Wild Cucumber

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Echinocystis lobata also known as wild cucumber is monotypic, or the only species in its genus. It is an annual plant in the gourd family of Cucurbitaceae with sprawling or vining growth that is native to North America. Echinocystis lobata produces long vining stems that grow up to 25 feet long. They use their coiling tendrils to attach to other plants and structures, or the vines trail out along the ground if there is nothing to climb. The five-lobed leaves are alternate along the stem. The monoecious flowers are separate male and female blooms that appear on the same plant. Echinocystis lobata yield small cucumber or melon-like fruits with prickly spines and typically contain 4 seeds. USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 10.

Echinocystis lobata seeds do not require any special methods in order to germinate.  Seeds should be sown across the surface of any rich and well-draining soil mix. Sprinkle a thin layer of soil across the surface, barely covering the seeds, and keep the soil moist, but not soaking wet. The seed usually germinates within 1 to 2 weeks at temperatures around 70°F. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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