Adeniums forum: Seed pod help....

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Jul 22, 2018 7:45 PM CST
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?
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Name: James
North Louisiana (Zone 8b)
Jul 25, 2018 1:58 PM CST

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

Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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Jul 25, 2018 2:10 PM CST
Most Adeniums do not self pollinate, so do you have any other Adeniums nearby? I don't believe a Plumeria can pollinate an Adenium. James has given you good advice on your seed pods. Congratulations!
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