I am new to this forum ...but believe I can help
Adenium seed pods require about 70 days to mature ... after 70 days, the pods will begin to split open - within 5-7 days the hulls begin to turn themselves inside out ..... or outwards ...
To catch the seed ... those net like bags, that red potatoes or avocados come in work great
I have had seedpods from 3" to as long as 9" ...with an average around 5"
Seed pod shape resembles a fresh green-bean - color at maturity resembles speckled butter-beans or purple pea hulls ...or, multi colored
Hope that is helpful
deepsouth said:not quite -
wait for a split - or narrow crack/opening to appear lengthwise along the pod (then its mature & ready to open)....at first the split may only be half or less the length of the pod ....the split lengthens, then part of the pod begins to "peel-back" ....releasing the seed
this all happens fairly slow: not minutes or hours ...but several days
tying may hinder the process and may even slow it down ....
instead of tying - find plastic mesh or net bags that are often used for grocery foods, red potatoes, nuts, avocados ....then slip each opening pod into a mesh bag and secure at pod stem or further down the plant
Jsteele99 said:I noticed these seed pods on my Adenium and only just figured out what they are. I'm guessing the plumeria next to them pollinated it. How long does it usually take for the seeds to be ready? I noticed one is starting to turn red. I've read suggestions of wrapping them in plastic wrap, wire or pantyhose to catch the seeds. When should I prepare to catch them and which method works best?