Seeds forum: Mandevilla Seeds!

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jan 10, 2013 2:22 PM CST
I had an awesome surprise early this fall when I discovered both my pink and red Mandevilla splendens had produced seed pods! I had never in my life seen that before. I'm thinking it's due to the extraordinarily warm Winter we had last year which contributed to the buggiest year I've ever seen .. there were flying bugs everywhere.

When I went into the Tropical Greenhouse this afternoon I noticed the pods on the red Mandy were brown and dried so I clipped them off, went inside and grabbed my exacto knife.

Here is an extreme closeup of one of the seeds .. you can see the rest of the pictures in the plant database when they are approved.



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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jan 10, 2013 2:54 PM CST
Nice close-up photo! Thumbs up
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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Jan 11, 2013 9:12 AM CST
Are you going to sow them? That is neat.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jan 11, 2013 11:34 AM CST
Thanks Woofie .. and yes I'm going to sow some of them.
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jan 15, 2013 5:40 AM CST

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can't wait to see how they turn out!!
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jan 15, 2013 6:36 AM CST
Me either but I have a bad feeling they will be like the Mandevilla laxa which are very easy to start but difficult to keep going after the first year because they are very spindly.
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