Hibiscus forum: Hibiscus seeds

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Name: Lauren
Bordentown, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Jan 2, 2017 7:44 PM CST
My hibiscus has 3 open seed pods and a couple more that are close to opening. What on earth do I do with them? Do I leave them alone until they fall off, remove them myself, pick off the little black seeds...?
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Name: Jay
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Jan 2, 2017 7:50 PM CST
Pull them of now. You can pull them as soon as the pod starts to split open.

Name: Betsy
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Jan 2, 2017 7:55 PM CST
I would remove them but make sure they are allow to dry before you store them.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Jan 17, 2017 12:14 PM CST
I always put an organza bag over seed pods so I don't have to baby sit them - the bag keeps them from disappearing into the twilight zone when they start falling off on their own. You can find the bags in the baby shower section of the Dollar Tree.

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