Need help with Turk's Cap Hibiscus seeds

acajuncharmOctober 19, 2005

I have collected some Turk's Cap Hibiscus seeds - they are an orangish/reddish clump - now I need help - Do I burst open and separate the seeds from the reddish-orange pod? or do I plant the entire pod? Should I soak them for 48 hours like I do my other Hibiscus? Please share some info with me - I have searched the web and found no hints.

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little_dani(9, S. Tex Coast)

I have never seen seeds on my Turk's Cap Hibiscus. But I have never looked, as they are so easy to root from cuttings.

I would open the seed pods and plant each seed separately. Are the seeds small, hard, and dark like Texas Star Hibiscus? If so, I would soak them for a few hours. That seems like a long time to soak them tho, (48 hours).

Sorry I am not more help. That is what I would do tho.

Janie

    Bookmark   October 24, 2005 at 9:07AM
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rcgsltx

You can let those reddish/orange seed pods dry and then peel the flesh off of them to reveal the seeds. Plant those in pots and you'll have lots of Turk's cap. There's no need to soak them. Check around your in ground plant in the spring and you're likely to find babies which have sprouted from fallen seeds.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2005 at 8:30PM
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