Sinningia pusilla seed pod maturity?

rredbbeard(SE CT USA/zone 6)March 21, 2013

My plants are developing their first seedpods, so I'm not sure how to guage their maturity. I've been told 6 weeks total, but it's been about 6 weeks since pollination, and the pods are ~3mm long and quite green. How long for the color change, and then dryness? I'd like to pick them just before they burst if possible without compromising the seeds.



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
irina_co(z5 CO)

Rick -

I never collected them- just let them spread the seeds and they do hatch easily.

You probably can watch you seedpods and collect them when they start turning brown - and you can dry them up yourself.

Or you can construct some mini pockets out of tissue paper and put them on your stubborn seedpods to catch seeds. You probably will need toothpicks to support them.


    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 1:58PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
When to repot a strep to a large pot?
This isn't about freshening the soil, which I do regularly...
What have we here?
Grown from a forgotten seed batch: Some kind of Kohleria...
Will these lipstick plant branches remain up right indefinitely?
I got a lipstick plant about 2 months ago. It is directly...
Finally got the strep seeds I ordered online
Hi everyone, so I got the strep seeds this morning,...
Chocolate Soldier Plant
Back in the spring, someone was looking for a Chocolate...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™