Return to the Gesneriad Forum | Post a Follow-Up

columnea seed pod

Posted by kentuckygardner (My Page) on
Sat, May 31, 08 at 9:40

Just purchased my first columnea (Firebird). Noticed small flesh colored ball with 5 tentacle-like leaves attached to a lower stem. Is this a seed pod? What do I do with it?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: columnea seed pod


It is a berry full of seeds. You can keep it intil it gets soft and can be easily removed off the branch - an you can get the seeds and try to grow them.

Firebird is a hybrid - so even it is a self pollination - you do not know how they will bloom.

Good Luck


RE: columnea seed pod

I have been told this is the process to harvest the seed.
Like Irina said wait until it can be easily removed with a gentle tug at the berry
Using a white sheet of printer paper smear the berry on the paper to dry. Once it is dry it should be fairly easy to remove the seeds form the pulp. You can plant them or store them dry in the fridge.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Gesneriad Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here