Plumeria forum: Storm knocked seed pods off

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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 2, 2016 6:43 AM CST
Texas storms are hitting us all around and not being very nice.

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My only (hopefully) sunlight here is that the top two have started to crack already



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I have placed the whole thing into a paper bag. Anyone have any other ideas on what I can do ?????

Thanks,
Stewart

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 2, 2016 7:36 AM CST

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I think if it had started to crack or was close to it they should be viable. However, I would get the seeds out of the pod especially if they are wet. Then leave them to dry out on a paper towel.
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 2, 2016 7:42 AM CST
Thanks Hetty

I will have to wait until after work to get the seeds out. I think only one of the four really opened up.
Do I just leave the other three connected to the branch and leave in the bag, or just go ahead and open them all up?

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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
Jun 2, 2016 8:07 AM CST

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As long as they are growing I'd leave them be, but you may want to put something around it to catch the seeds (pantyhose works for this).
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 2, 2016 8:15 AM CST
The storm completely knocked the pods off so they are now in a paper bag in my kitchen.

I had them wrapped in a orange bag (The thread "10 Months and Counting" in Plumeria forum) . I went outside this morning and noticed that the bag was not looking good. When I went over , the only thing that was keeping the pods from falling to the ground was a zip tie.

So I placed the whole branch (see first picture above) with all four pods into a paper bag.

Will or can the pods still pull any energy from the stem?
Oma and Opa Simon
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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
Jun 2, 2016 8:25 AM CST

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No - once it has broken off you're better off taking the pods off and opening them.
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 2, 2016 8:41 AM CST
Ok, sounds like I will have to open them tonight Sad thanks again
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 2, 2016 11:39 AM CST
Good luck. Keep us posted!
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