The cherry blossom is the unofficial national flora of Japan. It has been celebrated for many centuries and has a very prominent position in the culture of Japan. In Japan, there are many dozen different varieties of cherry trees, most of which bloom in spring for just a few days. The seasonal spectacle is enjoyed under the trees, with hanami parties (cherry blossom viewing).
How to plant?
Sakura seeds can be germinated on paper towels or in a pot of soil. The way to do this is to soak the Sakura seeds in water for 24 hours before planting them, and then plant the seeds about 1 cm deep in moist soil or on top of wet paper towels. If you are planting them on a wet paper towel, then you should fold the excess towel up over the seeds so that they don't dry out.
The seedlings will start sprouting within 7-10 days if they have been planted correctly. You should make sure that your pot or paper towel doesn't dry out during this time and keep it in a sunny location with good air circulation. After 10 days, your seedlings will have grown enough to transplant into their own large pot or into the ground.
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