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How to handle a seed pod

Posted by rednofl 9b Goldenrod Fl hz (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 23, 13 at 18:46

I thought there were special pollinators for brugs that we don't have so I never expected to see any seed pods. I cut one off when I was getting cuttings ready to send out.
Will it mature off the plant ?
I have one left on my Equador White.
How long does it take to open ?
Do I need to let it open fully before I remove it, ?
I was planning on putting panty hose material around it.
Any thing else I need to do to make sure the seeds are viable ?
Thanks Robert


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RE: How to handle a seed pod

Bees or even gnats can pollinate brugmansia, the one you cut off will not continue to grow. They do not open up by themselves but they will eventually drop of the stem if left to themselves. The pods mature fairly quickly in Florida compared to the northern states, I pick mine when the pod starts to get soft and the stem holding it turns brown, it seems that mine ripen in 2 - 3 months. When they are ripe open them up and let them dry out on a paper plate before storing them. The sooner you plant them the faster they will germinate. Hope this helps.
Connie from Indiantown, Florida


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