Question about harvesting seed

The Silent Seed
Thu, 05 Jan 2012 12:12:54 PST
Are you saying that you cut off an Eucomis flower spike, put it in water, and it rooted ? Has anyone tried this with its leaves? 

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From: Max Withers <>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
Sent: Thu, Jan 5, 2012 10:09 am
Subject: Re: [pbs] Question about harvesting seed

last year I put a blooming Eucomis reichenbachii  inflorescence in a bud
vase. It did not set seed, but it rooted.
On Jan 5, 2012 12:04 PM, "Fred Biasella" <>

> Hello All,
> For the past 3 years or so I have been cutting off the scapes of Eucomis
> after they flower but before the seed ripen and threw them on the
> "composting" pile in the garden. Not only did they finish ripening but they
> also sprouted the following spring, despite our rather brutal winter. So
> you can add Eucomis to this list of harvesting seeds after the scape is
> removed.
> Regards,
> Fred Biasella
> Cambridge (Boston) MA
> USDA Zone 6b
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