Need help germinating seeds with reticulatum in them
Hopefully some one can help me.
I had about 1/2 dozen seedpods on Santos that produced small numbers of large jet black seeds with a large embryos inside and some of them have been soaking for over 3 weeks now with no signs what-so-ever of any germination. I am assuming due to the striped leaves and overly large seeds that somewhere in Santos' lineage there lurks reticulatum. Autumn Pink Lady also produced the same type of seeds, a few well formed black with the extra large embryos and none of them will germinate either.
My only hope now in getting any seeds with Santos' genes in them now lies (for the moment) in a large seedpod of Exotic Star x Santos. I suppose I should expect the same seeds with large embroyos that won't germinate?
Is there anything other than the usual soaking that I should have done? I have 3 more seedpods on Santos that are about to open, another self, another x Autumn Pink Lady and believe it or not x Party Pooper!
I know some of you have had Santos for years and am wonder what crosses that you have made that were successful? (and how in the world did you get them to germinate!!)
By the way, this has been the absolute worst year for me for getting seedpods to form let alone getting them to germinate. It's probably a blessing in disguise though as I have close to 2 dozen crosses from last year that are growing merrily along and will need to be repotted this summer and take up more room.
Thanks in advance,
This post was edited by dondeldux on Sun, Jun 1, 14 at 8:08