Hibiscus seeds

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Hibiscus seeds

Post  Marc L on Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:47 pm

Now that my hibiscus bonsai has finished blooming its pretty yellow flowers for the year, there are these "pods" left behind, which I assume are seeds. If that's the case, can these be used to propagate? And what would need to be done (let them dry? keep them in the fridge for a while?) before planting the seeds?

I apologize for the poor resolution, but you can kinda see the pods.





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Re: Hibiscus seeds

Post  Kev Bailey on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:26 pm

Leave the seed pods on until they turn brown. Snip them off and save them in a paper bag until they open and shed all the seed. Detailed hybridisation and sowing instructions are here http://www.trop-hibiscus.com/hibseed.html

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Re: Hibiscus seeds

Post  Marc L on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:36 pm

Thanks a bunch for the info.

I guess I should have posted this before I cut all the green pods off. Embarassed

I guess there's always next year...

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Re: Hibiscus seeds

Post  bisjoe on Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:01 pm

Cuttings root easily on those, and are a lot faster than growing from seed.

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