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Help! Collecting pocketbook plant seeds

Posted by kwolfe0 7a (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 6, 12 at 15:41

Hi all, I have (or had) a pretty pocketbook/slipperwort plant which has kicked the bucket and I'd like to try to save the seeds. I just have no idea what the seeds are supposed to look like.

The plant is totally dried so it seems like I should be able to do this, and there are what appear to be little pods that would seem to hold seed, but when I open them I can't tell what's the seed. Are they these almost microscopic things that fall out when you shake it, or the hard little nut in the very center of the pod?

Any help appreciated...


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RE: Help! Collecting pocketbook plant seeds

Hi,

Never heard of this plant but googled it...looks as if the seeds are not exactly microscopic but are very small so I'd go w/"the hard little nut in the very center of the pod".

Here is a link that might be useful: size of slipperwort seeds


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RE: Help! Collecting pocketbook plant seeds

Most Calceolarias sold as pot plants are hybrids so be warned that if you do manage to raise new plants they will not necessarily look like the plant which died. They can also be raised from cuttings. Go to the second plant down at the link.

Here is a link that might be useful: Calceolaria seed


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