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This is a first (for me) - seed pods

Post by KeithG » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:57 am

I've been growing Ceropegia woodii for many years now but for the first time it has seed pods developing.........
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No more special treatment than any other year, it just gets tied to the fence post in shade. It's a happy plant..........
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Re: This is a first (for me) - seed pods

Post by Tina » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:06 am

Those are the flowers, black tips or am I missing the pods
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Re: This is a first (for me) - seed pods

Post by KeithG » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:40 am

Tina wrote:Those are the flowers, black tips or am I missing the pods
You are missing the pods!
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Re: This is a first (for me) - seed pods

Post by Tina » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:21 pm

They are follicles, that's interesting as I have never had them on my plant & hadn't realised they produced them.
Can you do abetter shot please.
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Re: This is a first (for me) - seed pods

Post by KeithG » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:46 pm

Tina wrote:They are follicles, that's interesting as I have never had them on my plant & hadn't realised they produced them.
Can you do abetter shot please.
It's a first for me in about ten years of growing this plant.
ImageCeropegia woodii seed pods by longk48, on Flickr

ImageCeropegia woodii seed pods by longk48, on Flickr

Another first, Ledebouria socialis is also producing a couple of seed pods..................
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Re: This is a first (for me) - seed pods

Post by Tina » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:07 am

Congratulations, they are neat looking.
I wonder how much seed you will get, I lost my main plant but luckily there was a small tuber so I have restarted it, they are interesting plants to grow.
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Re: This is a first (for me) - seed pods

Post by KathyM » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:18 am

Are you going to plant the seeds? I had been thinking about trying to pollinate our plants but maybe I should try moving them outside.
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Re: This is a first (for me) - seed pods

Post by Tina » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:12 am

With the hot weather it's been a good time to put plants outside for the bugs to do their stuff, I have had a follicle on my pachypodium brevicaule this year, which is a first.
Also a few others have produced pods for a first time.
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Re: This is a first (for me) - seed pods

Post by Ali Baba » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:08 am

I had a couple of follicles on my Ceropegia woodii a few years ago, the seedlings were quite variable in leaf pattern, and very nice. I now have a nice mixed potful of flowering size plants. I've never had it fruit again however!
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Re: This is a first (for me) - seed pods

Post by Aiko » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:30 am

Tina wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:07 am
I wonder how much seed you will get,
Expect one seed per seed pod. So it does not provide heavily on seeds. Assuming you were refering to the Ledebouria / Scilla.

I am sure the follicle of the Ceropegia will provide dozens of seeds each, as other stapeliads do.
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