I'm trying to plant Abrus precatorius, (known commonly as jequirity, Crab's eye, rosary pea, John Crow Bead, precatory bean, Indian licorice, Akar Saga, gidee gidee or Jumbie bead in Trinidad & Tobago) from seed and have had NO success.
1) Seed plantation.
2) Soaking seed for 1 and 2 days in water and then planting
3) Scarifying the seed and then soaking for 1 and 2 days and then planting
Till now I have tried with 18 seeds in different batches and in different times BUT still NO success. I know the seeds are fresh because the seeds accidentally come with leaves in the market everyday. The leaves are sold in Indian markets mostly for the use in 'Paan' and 'Mava' as sweetener and also for medicinal use.
I've had three different batches of seeds but can't seem to germinate them. I could use some help on how to germinate them.
Here's a wiki page to the plant: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abrus_precatorius
Thank you very much for your help.