Anthurium seeds

john_ny(z6/7 Sunset 34)January 16, 2008

Does anyone know if the swolen part, on this Anthurium spadix is eeds and, if so, how to handle them? Thanks.

Here is a link that might be useful:

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lariann(z10 FL)

Yes, those swollen areas are berries, within which seeds will be found when they are ripe. Once ripe, the berries are squished gently to push out the seeds. I rub the seeds gently on a paper towel to remove as much of the berry as possible, then soak them in distilled water for at least 24 hrs before planting in moist, well draining potting media. They must be kept from drying out; one way to do this is to put the whole pot inside a clear plastic bag, tie it closed, and place it in the shade.

They will germinate in a couple of weeks.

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    Bookmark   January 22, 2008 at 8:56PM
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john_ny(z6/7 Sunset 34)

Thank you. I did that. Now, we'll see what happens.


    Bookmark   January 23, 2008 at 3:21PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

John, what happened?! Don't keep us waiting!

I started some seeds a month ago - they are germinating, but boy is it sloooooooooow.


    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 12:04AM
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john_ny(z6/7 Sunset 34)

That posting was about 5ý years ago, and I can't remember if they germinated - probably not.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 2:03PM
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