Propagation forum: Esperanza, Tacoma seeds

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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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PlantMania
Jun 1, 2017 8:22 AM CST
We moved from a home that we had planted an Esperanza , but prior to leaving I opened up every seed pod that I could and gathered the seeds.

In the plant database it states that propagation method is by tip cuttings, but Texas A&M state that it can also be done with seeds ( http://aggie-horticulture.tamu...)

Has anyone tried with seeds? If so, what were the steps taken (direct soil, bagged in perlite, wet paper towel, etc..)

Thanks
Oma and Opa
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 1, 2017 5:44 PM CST
I have gathered the seeds (with permission) but have not yet tried to grow them. I'll give it a try and let you know.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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PlantMania
Jun 1, 2017 6:18 PM CST
@greene, so once again I ask a question and then I get home and basically answer my own question.

So I placed seeds into a small container on a wet paper towel about week ago and saw no change so that's when I asked the question. Looks like I may have a little green growing Hurray!

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Oma and Opa
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
My dogs love me; some people don't.
Deer Bookworm Keeper of Poultry Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Georgia
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greene
Jun 1, 2017 6:21 PM CST
It's magic!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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PlantMania
Jun 1, 2017 6:28 PM CST
LOL maybe I should post How do you get the winning lottery ticket!!
Oma and Opa
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
My dogs love me; some people don't.
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greene
Jun 2, 2017 9:59 AM CST
Thumbs up Rolling on the floor laughing
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Larry
Hill Country TX (Zone 8b)
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ricelg
Jul 29, 2017 12:05 PM CST
@PlantMania - Stewart...just curious on status of these little guys?
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Jul 29, 2017 8:43 PM CST
My seed grown Esperanza are a couple of years old now. It's overwintered in one of my greenhouses.


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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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PlantMania
Jul 31, 2017 8:33 AM CST
@ricelg

I can say that the little guys are NO MORE :(

I had placed them on our back porch and with the wonderful July heat and even watering them , they all shriveled and died. My one plant (purchased) that I do have has tons of seeds that have opened up. Time to start again!!!

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Name: Larry
Hill Country TX (Zone 8b)
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ricelg
Jul 31, 2017 9:14 AM CST
Sorry about that. This summer has been brutal, especially for newly established plants. We actually got a small amount of rain yesterday and I almost cried!
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Sep 10, 2017 2:43 PM CST
Very timely to find this thread. I just liberated a dried seed pod. When I saw that the seeds appeared to be enclosed in 'paper' I didn't know if the seed was the whole thing or needed to be removed from the 'paper'.

So that's been answered. Next is if I can store them until later, like maybe until spring and if so, in paper or plastic?
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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PlantMania
Sep 14, 2017 8:55 AM CST
I kept my seeds in a small ziplock (one that are used for very small items)

We had purchased a new plant, however Harvey did a number on it and we are not sure it will make it or not. I have scratched the stem and it still shows green, so I am hoping.

I planted 42 seeds about a week or two ago but I have only gotten one small sprig of growth out of all of them and does not look as if it will continue. Check your local nursery's for discounted plants as they will be getting ready for Christmas Trees. A local franchise here has all trees and pretty much everything else at 70% off.

Oma and Opa
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North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Sep 15, 2017 9:59 AM CST
I can't really grow plants that require tons of sun unless I cut down some cherry oak trees. I just like to gather seeds to see if I can.

So will be happy to share some. No guarantee as far as viability. No trade, just knowledge, required. Send me a tree mail if interested.

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