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GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

June 29, 2010
12:37 PM

Post #7930753

name of brome - type of queens tears?

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GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

June 29, 2010
12:38 PM

Post #7930757

Are these seeds? They are hard.

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digital_dave
Springfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2010
12:48 PM

Post #7945262

Looks like Billbergia brazilensis (but could be B. vittata too). Yes, those are seed pods. When they are fairly dry (by now probably) you can open them and squeeze out the seeds from the gooey inards, wash them off (I use a collander), and dry them. They are pretty easy to grow from seed. Very spectacular in bloom but they don't last long.

Dave
GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

July 6, 2010
12:20 PM

Post #7947634

Yes it was, beautiful bloom. Do you know how long it will take to germinate? Just plant them in potting soil or perlite or combo? Thanks
digital_dave
Springfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2010
10:57 AM

Post #7957602

Mix isn't critical - I use 1/3 vermiculite, perlite, peat moss but anything that retains retains some moisture yet remains airy will be fine

d
GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

December 31, 2010
4:48 AM

Post #8284596

Finally,5 months later, they dried and I took them off the mother plant. I am going to try to sow them soon.

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GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

December 31, 2010
4:48 AM

Post #8284597

the seed...

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