Poinsettia seed pod

beetle_2007(3)March 13, 2008

About a month back, I pollinated one of the flowers on my plant. I'm at a complete loss, as how to harvest the seed,let alone how to grow. Does anyone have advice on seed pods etc? Thanks soooo much, in advance!

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georgez5il(z5 IL)

Allow pod to mature (turn brown & dry....then soak in water for 4 hours then store at 40F for 12 weeks.; then lightly cover the seed soil temp 60-65F & takes 12-18 days to germinate. Takes 7-=11 weeks to be large enough to set out green Ideal growing pH 5.8-6.4 & temp 68F.....

    Bookmark   March 13, 2008 at 7:22PM
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beetle_2007(3)

Thanks very much George, it sounds pretty involved, but I'll give it a shot.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2008 at 12:32PM
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mydream

Beetle;
That's realy interesting.
I never seen anyone do that. :)

I've started other poinsettia plants from cuttings though.
Thank you for the picture.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://homes-n-gardens.com/html/house-plants.html

    Bookmark   March 14, 2008 at 5:14PM
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ninecrow(England)

How's your seed pod doing Beetle?
Thanks
NC

    Bookmark   May 31, 2008 at 5:10AM
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beetle_2007(3)

Hi ninecrow! well....I got ONE seed from the whole pod!! It is in the fridge for anouther week, and then I'll plant it. Quite dissapointing, but ya don't know if you don't try lol!!

    Bookmark   June 2, 2008 at 8:25PM
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ninecrow(England)

OK One is alright I guess... LOL
What colour was the other Perent or was it a Selfing job?
I'm going to try with one of mine this year
NC

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 2:45AM
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hippeastrumadmirer(5)

How did you pollinate your pointsettia flower and how do you tell when it's ready to be pollinated?

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 5:01PM
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mccommas(z5CT)

I did not even know that they did flower. I bookmarked the page so keep us updated bro.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 8:29PM
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mccommas(z5CT)

I just yahooed "Poinsettia flowers". I always thought the red flowers were just leaves!

-- learn something new every day....

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 8:32PM
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