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txrvd
May 27, 2020 11:00 AM CST
Should I cut these seed pods off now?

How should I germinate the seeds after I take them out of the pod?

Can I just plant them in a pot?


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oneeyeluke
May 28, 2020 2:26 AM CST
Let them get very dry in the pods after they wither and turn brown. A good way to know is to shake them and the seeds rattle inside the pod. After the plant withers and is dry to dead looking, you can cut the stem pods and bring them in for the next growing season.

Store the seeds in clear plastic bag in a cool, dry place. When you want to germinate them, put them in a plastic bag with some peat moss and a few mls of water and refrigerate for at least three weeks. This is called cold stratification.
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Name: stone
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May 28, 2020 2:42 PM CST
txrvd said:Should I cut these seed pods off now?

How should I germinate the seeds after I take them out of the pod?

Can I just plant them in a pot?


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Those look like amaryllis.
Now that the pods have split open... the seeds should be mature.
I prefer to plant the freshest seeds that I can get my hands on... storing them drives the ability to germinate way down.

So... when I plant amaryllis and/or easter lily seed, I plant them immediately when ready.... They've always come up within weeks for me... there was not a need for cold stratification.

I've always planted in a seed bed... you could plant in a pot, but I doubt there's any hope of getting them to blooming size in a pot.

Easter lilies are much faster growing from seed... your amaryllis seed will take 4 or 5 years or more to develop a large enough bulb to bloom.
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