Plumeria forum: First Seed Germination - Question

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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 14, 2016 3:53 PM CST
Bag of Perlite and a cap full of Peroxide/Water

How long do you let grow until you plant in dirt? Do we leave them in the bag? Do we transplant them to a container of the same mix?


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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 15, 2016 3:20 AM CST

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That should be in soil at this point. Thumbs up
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 15, 2016 7:14 AM CST
We planted 9 of them last night in cactus soil/perlite/ and vermiculite , how does that mix sound?

These seeds came from the pods that the storm blew off - luckily the pods were 8 - 9 months old anyway. We tried the bag with perlite and Peroxide/Water (I'll call it PPW) and we tried planting more seeds in cactus soil/perlite/worm castings (CPW)

PPW roots are three inches while some CPW have just stated roots which are maybe about 3/4 of an inch. With those results, I mixed new bags of PPW and moved the CPW over to the new bags.

If you recall we had four pods:
Two pods were at 9 months and had already started to split a little - these are the seeds that we split between the PPW and CPW

The other two pods that were still attached to the stem I had to experiment with. Whistling

I scraped the base of the broken stem and placed it in reverse osmosis water, and hung the two remaining pods off the side of the cup.
These sat in the window (West facing) for about three more weeks - changing out the water every two days
Pods were still firm but started showing signs of drying. This past weekend we went ahead and opened them up.

Since we had great success with the PPW, we went ahead and made three more bags last night
1) Bag - left over seeds from first PPW
2) Bag - All seeds from the last two pods
3) Bag - seeds that I purchased at the plant sale - Mother Plant - Mary Moragne


These are our first seeds that ever actually rooted - we were given two whole pods last year but none of them germinated.

Passing out Virtual Candy Cigars to Everyone Hilarious!


Oma and Opa Simon
Living to Learn
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World Champion of Athletes Tongue
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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 15, 2016 8:55 AM CST

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And sorry to ask - what do you mean by 'bags'?

Your mix sounds fine, I would personally leave out the vermiculite at this stage. Just soil with perlite is sufficient.
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 15, 2016 8:58 AM CST
:) Sorry... Bags = Some zip lock bags - bigger than a snack size but not as big as a sandwich bag = filled with the perlite mixter and set outside
Oma and Opa Simon
Living to Learn
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World Champion of Athletes Tongue
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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 15, 2016 1:23 PM CST

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Right - so you are using the bag as a pot then. Interesting system.
As long as it works!! Which it clearly does. Thumbs up
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 16, 2016 7:20 AM CST
Thumb of 2016-06-16/PlantMania/e5a387 and here's our baggies Rolling on the floor laughing

Oma and Opa Simon
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