Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

African Violets and Gesneriads: Seed Pod on Lipstick Plant ?

Communities > Forums > African Violets and Gesneriads
bookmark
Forum: African Violets and GesneriadsReplies: 6, Views: 67
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent

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

Thumbnail by mjsponies
Click the image for an enlarged view.

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

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other African Violets and Gesneriads Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
My Brag of the Day... MsCritterkeeper 17 Jun 6, 2007 2:14 PM
advice on TRAILERS from Violet Gallery critterologist 57 Feb 5, 2010 9:56 PM
test thread for sticky, never mind me begoniacrazii 90 Apr 11, 2011 3:40 PM
All Other Gesneriad Care & Related Links begoniacrazii 2 Apr 11, 2011 3:15 PM
Streptocarpus seedling progress Keyring 127 Jun 9, 2007 2:52 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America