Shrimp Plants - How to harvest the seed

blessed_garden(8)June 2, 2010

Hi all, the little house I bought has a great amount of shrimp plants in the front borders. I would like to be able to harvest the seeds for exchanges/swaps. I looked on the net to see how/when/where to collect the seeds for shrimp plants.. but have not been able to locate any info! Anyone who can assist me with info, I would be greatly appreciative! Thank You.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Which Shrimp Plant? I'll assume you're talking about 'Pride of Gibraltar' or Blue Shrimp Plant. If not, disregard and tell us which you mean :)

These are really one of the easiest plants to harvest seed from since they pretty much fall right onto the ground when ready and are easy to see - just pick them up.
A pod will form where each bloom is and will open when the seeds are ready. They'll be ball shaped, large and black. Just keep checking them and it'll be pretty obvious where they are. Just tip the pod into the palm of your hand and they'll fall right out.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2010 at 12:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hi Sewobsessed,

Thanks for the response. No, it is not blue.. but looks similar other than color. I assume the same applies?


    Bookmark   June 2, 2010 at 4:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

This is the plant I am referring to. Thank you.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 1:30AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

They are very easy to take cuttings from. Make sure you have 4 or 5 nodes with all but top leaves removed and place in a see-through disposable drinking cup filled to the top with perlite. Dip end in rooting hormone, wrap in damp unmilled sphagnum and push into perlite, leaving only the top node above. Place in shallow tray, water well and keep perlite moist. You'll have to bring yours inside this time of year. Place in sunny window, and within a few weeks you'll see it perk up and begin to grow. :)

    Bookmark   October 26, 2010 at 7:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for the tips and growing from cuttings. Is it possible(and if so how) to grow and collect seeds from this plant to share with others via mail? Thank You

    Bookmark   October 26, 2010 at 11:49PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
starting seeds in cold frame
Hi all, I am in the process of building a cold frame...
looking for nifty ideas for cross ventilation
I need a very basic solution to providing some cross...
Growing without heat mats
So I have only been growing from seed for a few years...
Need Advice........
I sowed flats of New Guinea Imps & Begonias 3 weeks...
Dusty Miller Silver Lace seeds wanted
I am looking for Dusty Miller Silver Lace seeds. The...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™