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Name: Tim
Hudson Valley New York (Zone 5b)
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Box90
Aug 19, 2016 7:29 PM CST
As some know, i am experiencing my first flowers after rooting a handful of 'sticks' earlier this spring. Does every flower produce seeds? I'd like to try and collect the seeds and try growing but dont know what to look for , and not sure how long after the flower expires until i can expect to harvest the seeds. Once (if) i do get any, will they keep or do i need to plant right away?
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 20, 2016 3:25 AM CST

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A seedpod will look like this:
You may or may not get a pod, you most likely lack pollinators in your area but you never know. Definitely not on every flower.
The seedpod will hang on for approxiumately 9 months before it matures.
Seeds will keep several years in dry cool conditions.
Growing plumeria from seed requires a LOT of patience! A seedling is unlikely to bloom for at least 3 years although it's possible to get blooms sooner.
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Name: Tim
Hudson Valley New York (Zone 5b)
Plumerias
Box90
Aug 20, 2016 2:43 PM CST
Hetty thanks...good to know. Thank You!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 21, 2016 1:51 AM CST

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Welcome! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 21, 2016 1:47 PM CST
I hope you get seed pods this year, Tim. You can't miss it. They start put small them get pretty big 6-12" long. Takes about 9 mos to mature. You will get tons of seeds ready to plant.
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Mark619
Sep 3, 2016 4:25 PM CST
Speaking of seeds...here's some seedlings from this year, now someone told me seedlings have to be kept awake during winter for the first year? Is this correct? Also would. A fish tank work as a green house for them along with the light??
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 4, 2016 8:45 AM CST

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It is recommended, although I have never done so with my seedlings.
I think a fish tank would be fine.
Name: James
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
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JamesAcclaims
Sep 8, 2016 5:08 PM CST
Speaking of seeds, I have my first pods forming currently. How warm/awake do I need to keep my tree this winter? Is it okay to go dormant?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 8, 2016 6:41 PM CST

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Your seedpods will happily hang on through dormancy.

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