Seeds forum: gloriosa lily seeds

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Aug 12, 2013 9:13 AM CST
I found an open pod of seeds. Have anyone sown them before? and how long will it take for them to mature to flowering stage? Thanks.
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Aug 13, 2013 4:26 AM CST

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they are new plants for me this year.. will hope you get an answer
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jmorth
Aug 24, 2013 8:37 PM CST
I've a lot of experience growing Gloriosas but my stock has accumulated entirely from tuber multiplication. I always deadhead my plants for aesthetics and to re-direct energy back into more bulb building.
I hear seeds are fairly easy. In favorable environments Gloriosas display a robust spreading reputation that might border on invasive. I think you might have potential for blooming plants that year, and surely by the following season.
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Aug 26, 2013 8:33 PM CST
I did sow the seeds; so I'll keep track of progress. They have multiply for me too.
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Aug 29, 2013 3:03 PM CST
I germinated some a few years ago. At the time, I found a good website that had detailed info but I can't find it anymore.
I do remember that they recommended:

- Removing the red berry part off the seed because it contained germination inhibitors (soak in warm water to loosen if needed)
- Soak the seed itself (yellow-beige colored and soft) overnight in warm water
- Plant in a mix that is not too moist and is friable(I think I mixed perlite and vermiculite with my pro mix) You can add a 1-2 inch layer of mix that is more moisture retentive (contains more peat) on the top where germination will occur and then the roots will grow down into the looser mix.
- Plant them in a deep pot, at least 6 inches. You can plant them together in a larger community pot and separate them when they go dormant the first time and the tubers are still small.

Mine did really well and grew and formed little tubers and then went dormant. At this point, I made the fatal mistake of misplacing the pot of dormant tubers and they dried out and died after coming out of dormancy a few months later. I don't recommend doing that! Hilarious!

I seem to recall that the website said they took 2-3 years to get flowering size, but I don't remember for sure.
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Aug 29, 2013 8:45 PM CST
Thanks, Danita.
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