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African Violets and Gesneriads: Seed Pod on Lipstick Plant ?

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mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 9, 2011
4:27 AM

Post #8549136

I hang my Lipstick plants outside under a spreading Ligustrum tree spring thru fall. The other day I noticed what appears to be a seedpod on this one. The Hummer's do investigate these so I'm guessing they would be the pollinator. I've never had a seedpod form on them before. I have several different ones hanging out there.
So is this a seedpod ?
TIA for your help.
mj

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aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

May 9, 2011
6:30 AM

Post #8549337

Sure looks like it!! Awesome mj :)

Connie
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 9, 2011
8:53 AM

Post #8549658

So cool! Once it is ripe and starts to burst open, you'll see the seeds with some "fluff" attached to them.

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 9, 2011
10:45 AM

Post #8549926

Well this is cool ! I'll be watching it that's for sure to catch the seeds. So now what is the germination procedure for these ? ...it would be fun to try it out
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

May 9, 2011
12:33 PM

Post #8550199

Once your seed pod ripens and starts opening, you can collect the very tiny seed on white paper with a crease down the center. (Makes it easier to control the seed) I used a baggie and they try to stick to the bag with static lol. Just sprinkle some seed on top of moist growing medium, cover and they will grow. Guess I need to edit this...cover with saran wrap or something like that...not growing medium :)

Connie

This message was edited May 9, 2011 2:35 PM

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 9, 2011
4:06 PM

Post #8550609

Thanks Everyone,
This will be an interesting adventure. I guess I need to go Thank the Hummer's too !
mj
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2011
5:54 PM

Post #8550882

Very cool :-).

Lynn

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