bulbs from seed

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bulbs from seed

Postby Pam » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:45 pm

A few years ago I discovered quite by chance with crinums that once the flowers have been pollinated and seed pods have set, even from a very early stage, the flower stem can be cut and kept in water, and the seed pod will continue to develop and produce viable seed.

What this means is that the plant, instead of putting energy into developing seeds, can put it into growth instead.

I've since learned that it works well with clivias also.
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Re: bulbs from seed

Postby Systema_Naturae » Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:36 pm

That is such a wonderful tip, Pam! I'm certainly going to try it!

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Re: bulbs from seed

Postby abwal » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:41 pm

Sounds good, Pam. I must give it a try.
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