Plumeria forum: sowing plumeria seeds

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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Sep 9, 2015 8:23 AM CST
i just bumped into two plumeria seed pods on a low tree....
is it posible to get some help on how to grow?
when do i know for a start that the seeds are ready?
we soon will be in autumn.....
should i wait for spring for the whole process?
etc. etc.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 9, 2015 9:21 AM CST

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Make sure the pods are ripe; they stay on the tree for 9 months, through the dormant season.
A ripe pod will start to dry out and crack. Then the seeds can be easily taken out.
I put them in vermiculite or just some well draining soil and mist several times a day.

If you have ripe seeds you can start them any time.
Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Sep 11, 2015 10:21 PM CST
thanks for your advice.....why is it so rare to find seed pods on plumeria trees?is it a matter of age?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 12, 2015 5:37 AM CST

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Nothing to do with age. It's all about the pollinators. The type of Plumeria makes a difference too. Some are great pod setters and others will never give you pods. Shrug!
Here is an example of a great seed setter ( a Plumeria obtusa type):
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 12, 2015 12:07 PM CST
Wow that's a lot of seedpods. Is this your plumeria Hetty?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 12, 2015 12:56 PM CST

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At the Naples Botanical Garden. So yes Green Grin!
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Rainbow
Sep 12, 2015 12:57 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Mark619
Sep 12, 2015 1:20 PM CST
WOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW
Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Sep 12, 2015 1:40 PM CST
Hetty, forgive me that I laughed. I thought you named your private collection Naples Botanical Garden and was thinking of naming my collection "KD's Botanical Garden."

Forgive me if I'm wrong again...you have plumerias growing at the said garden?
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Mark619
Sep 12, 2015 1:43 PM CST
@KD did you google Naples botanical garden? Lol
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 12, 2015 1:44 PM CST

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I think naming your collection KD's Botanical Garden would be perfectly acceptable.

However, I am the curator (and founder) of the National Plumeria Collection at Naples Botanical Garden which is why I feel proprietary about it Whistling
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Mark619
Sep 12, 2015 1:50 PM CST
The One And Only Hetty Ford!! I tip my hat to you.
Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Sep 12, 2015 1:52 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
Now I know...quite impressive...proud for you! Smiling
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 12, 2015 2:09 PM CST

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Thank You! *Blush*
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 12, 2015 3:46 PM CST
Thumbs up
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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Sep 18, 2015 4:49 PM CST
@Dutchlady1 - Well Hetty, now I am overwhelmingly impressed. Before I was sincerely impressed. Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Sep 18, 2015 6:20 PM CST

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*Blush* Smiling

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