Plumeria forum: Seed Advice

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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
May 17, 2016 6:18 PM CST
We are awaiting four pods (The thread "10 Months and Counting" in Plumeria forum) to pop within the next month or so and of course we will get thousand and thousands of seeds per pod Rolling on the floor laughing , anyways lets here your advice for a successful sprouting.

We have heard;
a. half coconut substrate + half pearlite
b. cactus soil mix
c. soak (don't) soak the seed(s)
d. remove seed skin (don't remove it)
e. heat map if soil temp is not 60 (no worries in Houston)
f. don't water , only mist
g. don't fertilize until at least three leaves show
h. stand on left foot while whistling your favorite tune

We were given about 50 seeds last year and nothing sprouted, we tried cutting the skin. not cutting the skin, some in aguar, sterile soil, etc.

We really want plants this time.

Thanks

Simon & Simon
Oma and Opa Simon
Living to Learn
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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
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
May 18, 2016 4:19 AM CST

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Welcome! Plantmania

The normal seed count in a plumeria pod is between 20 and 40

If you can mist daily or better even twice daily that will greatly improve your rate of germination. However, Mother Nature doesn't do any of those things as above and the seeds germinate ... Whistling



Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
May 18, 2016 7:01 AM CST
Thanks Hetty. Any advice on the media to start the seeds in?

And thanks for the Welcome :)
Oma and Opa Simon
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Dickinson(South Houston), Texa (Zone 9a)
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waterdawg19
May 18, 2016 9:29 AM CST
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This is what i used. 13 out of 15 germinated. I dampened the soil and set it on our window seal. I never wet the soil again. As the seeds were opening I pulled the seed cover away to help out. We have used the wet paper towel method without much success.
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
May 18, 2016 9:40 AM CST
Hurray! I am so glad to see someone else using roasted chicken trays. I almost always have one sitting in our windowsill trying to grow something.

What type of soil are you using? Straight potting soil? Cactus Soil? Coconut / soil / pearlite ? Sterile soil?
Oma and Opa Simon
Living to Learn
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Dickinson(South Houston), Texa (Zone 9a)
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waterdawg19
May 18, 2016 9:53 AM CST
I used the palm/cactus soil and mixed in a little perlite.
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
May 19, 2016 7:21 PM CST

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I use straight vermiculite

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