Growing Tabebuia from seeds - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ldymed911
April 1, 2009
I have a tabebuia tree that is very young, only about two feet tall. It has flowered once and now has leaves on it. It also has a seed pod on it. I would like to harvest the seeds to plant. Should I leave it on the tree? I am afraid that it will come open and the seeds will fly away. Any suggestions?

Answer from NGA
April 1, 2009
Tabebuia seeds are ready to germinate when the seedpods turn brown and start to open. I would harvest the seed pod now that it is brown. Open the pod, remove the seeds and just cover the seeds lightly with moistened potting soil. In a few weeks they will sprout. The new trees may show some variability as they reach flowering size, but most are similar to the parent. Good luck with your project!

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