Plumeria forum: Seed Pods

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Name: Kayla
Pasadena, Texas
Kayla07
Jun 27, 2016 2:54 PM CST
This is the first time my plumerias have ever had a seed pod!

One of my seed pods has started to open up on one side but the other side has not started to open so I'm not sure what to do. I have put panty hose around the seed pod to catch the seeds but I'm worried about the seeds and I'm also worried about the other side of the seed pod since it hasn't started opening.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

I have attached 3 photos to give you a better idea of what it currently looks like.


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Kayla
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jun 27, 2016 3:10 PM CST
Before my pods started splitting open, I too put them into panty hose "bags" and just left them that way until all the pods began to split. Only when the were all split did I remove those bags of pods and then scraped the seeds out of the pods, letting the seeds dry in a bowl. I tried to germinate those seeds but haven't had much luck. I have only three germinated so far, out of several dozen seeds. That's sure a poor rate of germination.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jun 27, 2016 3:24 PM CST

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Remove the side that is open; leave the other side on the plant but protected (like in the pantyhose).
Name: Kayla
Pasadena, Texas
Kayla07
Jun 27, 2016 3:43 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:Remove the side that is open; leave the other side on the plant but protected (like in the pantyhose).


This may seem like a silly question, but how do I remove one side of the seed pod? Do I just cut right in the middle using shears?
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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
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PlantMania
Jun 27, 2016 5:26 PM CST
I would go just above the middle point but not too close to any seeds
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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
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PlantMania
Jun 27, 2016 5:32 PM CST
We have 53 seeds that have roots:

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Thumb of 2016-06-27/PlantMania/5bde74 Hydrogen peroxide / water combo / perlite poured in a small bag (no standing water) - they stay in here until they sprout - These are first ever seeds that have sprouted (only our 2nd try)

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 28, 2016 3:06 AM CST

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It will usually break off easily where it joins the stem. If by accident both sides break off I wouldn't worry, the other half is likely also mature.

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