Don't allow the compost to dry out, observe regularly and remove once the seeds start to germinate and pot up individually into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Lapageria is a lime hater, always water with soft water, or boiled rain water and grow in lime free (Ericaceous) compost. Seedlings often take a couple of months to establish and start to grow, water sparingly during this period.
Requires very little plant food, avoid fertilisers high in phosphates. Transplant carefully into 7.5cm (3in) pots of a similar potting compost, water carefully with lime free water until established. Don't pot up until they are well rooted in their pots. Pot finally into 20-25cm (8-10in) pots or preferably into the greenhouse border. Provide strings or wires to climb and give a minimum winter temperature of 7C (45F). Keep compost moist at all times, shade lightly in summer.
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