moonflower question

liz62(6)August 19, 2012

Is it possible to grow a moonflower inside over the winter? I was able to grow morning glories inside and moonflowers are just part of the morning glory family. I have been reading up on them, and I have plenty of potting soil and patience. So will let you know what happens.

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liz62(6)

I cut open the dried seed pod and their are a lot of brown seeds. Are these what they are supposed to look like?

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 10:24AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Yes but they're usually fatter. I don't know if that's significant. Hopefully someone will know. Have you looked at the vine forum?

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 10:55AM
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liz62(6)

I just planted 4 moonflower seeds in this pot and watered it real good, in fact the water was coming out of the bottom when I quit, it is off the ground so it can drain, is this alright? The seeds in the baggie on the side of the fridge have not done anything yet, so now here comes the word that I hate! PATIENCE!

    Bookmark   September 1, 2012 at 2:46PM
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liz62(6)

I have 4 moonflower seeds soaking in a mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide, do they need to be submerged or will they do just fine floating?

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 11:07PM
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liz62(6)

I was reading on several web pages about how to germinate moonflower seeds, so I just took a paper towel, wet it and laid the seeds on it, the seeds I put on there had been soaking all night and I think I saw a sprout on one of them, I am not sure, so I wet another paper towel and put it on top of them and set them in the window. I know they will get sun there and it will be warm.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 8:40PM
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liz62(6)

I have sprouts coming up! I don't know if it is weeds or moonflower plants. How can I tell the difference? Here is the picture.
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    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 1:26PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Sorry, not moonflower sprouts. Found some good pics at link below:

Here is a link that might be useful: moonflower vine sprouts

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 1:52PM
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liz62(6)


Uploaded with ImageShack.usAm I doing this right?

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 6:14PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

That way usually works well. As soon as you see a little white thing poke out, they're ready for "dirt."

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 9:01PM
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nopets(6)

They are sprouting, what should I do now? Should I let them get a little bigger before I pot them? Can I use the same pots that I used for the morning glories?

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 11:08AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Cool! I would put those in soil ASAP.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 10:55PM
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nopets(6)

does this setup look alright? The light is a flourescent bulb and the shiny stuff is saran wrap that is just lying on the pot. Should I fasten the wrap more tightly around the pot or is that ok?

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 11:29AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I might not use the plastic wrap, but haven't tried to grow moonflower inside. If someone more experienced in that said it's a good idea, I would defer to their experience. Had 2 more blooms on my vine last night. Hope it works out for you. What a fragrance!

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 8:59AM
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nopets(6)

I have a moonflower plant poking its head up, I put the pot in the window and the sun is doing its job.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 11:44AM
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nopets(6)

I got a bag of moonflower pods, a couple of them have busted open, but as you can see, most have not, I was thinking of putting them on newspaper on the counter and letting them overwinter there, I am afraid the plastic bag will rot them.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 12:11PM
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nopets(6)

How wet do the daturas like it? I was thinking of watering it until it drains from the bottom, would that be too much water?

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 11:08AM
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nopets(6)

Here is my one moonflower, growing like a weed.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 9:59AM
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nopets(6)

Here is a close-up of the bump on the leaf, could it be the second set of leaves coming on already? A couple of pods have cracked open and I soaked 4 of the seeds and put them in a baggie with a coffee filter. I usually knick them, but I thought I would see how just soaking will do.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 1:21PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Cool! Not sure what that bump is. Love the updates!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 8:27AM
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nopets(6)

My moonflower pods are busting out all over, I sure won't have a shortage of seeds!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 10:33AM
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nopets(6)

more pics! You can see the true leaves coming on better in this pic.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 8:15PM
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nopets(6)

ooops, did not get the photo that time, lets try that one again ok folks?

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 9:36PM
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nopets(6)

updated picture of moonflower plant.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 10:39AM
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nopets(6)

should I move the little seedling in the picture window? I have a small pot in the window and the soil is warm to the touch.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 1:00PM
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nopets(6)

My first moonflower is shedding its seed leaves and getting its true leaves, and he has a friend!

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 10:35AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

How cute! Enjoying your updates.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 2:38PM
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nopets(6)

What is going on with my moonflowers? I moved them from the windowsill because I was afraid they would get too cold, should I put them back? This one looks like it is dying, is that normal? I read that once they get going it is almost impossible to stop them.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2012 at 5:51PM
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nopets(6)

Here is the other one, this is the second one that popped up, none of the others have come up at all. Is this one ok, or do I have to do something to it?

    Bookmark   November 18, 2012 at 7:20PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

As much light as you can give is all I know to tell you.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 8:58AM
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nopets(6)

This is the set up that I have decided to do, I got the seed pod off the one plant and the dead seed leaves off of the other ones. I watered the big pot with the misting bottle, and put some water in the small pot, for some reason nothing is coming up in there, I have some more seeds in a coffee filter and water in a plastic baggie with the top open, it is getting light too. Does this outfit look ok to you? The windowsill was getting too cold.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 4:04PM
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nopets(6)

Here are a few seeds that I knicked and soaked, I just want to know whether to let them get a little better(tail), or just put them in potting soil now.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 7:57PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I try to plant them as soon as they crack. Those look ready to go. Good luck!

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 4:46PM
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marty48

This is the only moonflower seed that has sprouted, I have had this seedling for quite awhile, it was looking kind of sickly so I took it out of the window and put it under a fluorescent lamp and it is perking up and I think it is doing better,the leaves are getting bigger and I think it is happy. I water it every time it looks dry on the top of the soil and when I do water I make sure it runs out the bottom, that way I know that I have gotten all the soil wet. Then I let it dry out for awhile and then do it again. When I first took it out of the window, the two smaller leaves were very tiny and now look at them, they certainly have grown. It is strange though, I have planted a bunch of seeds and this is the only one that has sprouted, I can't explain it so I take real good care of this one. Any suggestions or advice will be appreciated thanks.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 9:08PM
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marty48

This the only two that have come up so far, I have moonvine seeds planted and moonflower seeds planted, I also have 5 more moonvine seeds soaking. I guess you could say I have the moonflower bug!lol! I have everything on a heating pad to provide bottom warmth to get the seeds to sprout, unfortunately it has a 2hr shutoff, but I hope it helps the seeds. How many days should I leave them on the heating pad?

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 9:21AM
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marty48

Here is the picture of the two seedlings, for some reason I did not get the photo the first time.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 12:47PM
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nopets(6)

Except for coffee grounds, what else will help the moon vine grow bigger?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 1:30PM
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