Fw: Haemanthus barkerae seed germination

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:02:30 PDT
Hi Ken,

It doesn't hurt to keep them until you see them shrivel...I've only seen
this in Crinum where they refuse to germinate and then just die.


On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:08 PM, Ken <kjblack@pacbell.net> wrote:

>  I harvested 8 seeds last December, off my Haemanthus barkerae bulb which
> produced two separate blooms 3 months earlier, in September.  Two of the
> seeds germinated and produced leaves almost immediately ... but the other
> seeds have yet to do so.  The remaining seeds themselves seem to appear
> healthy, plump and solid and unaffected by fungi or molds.  I've kept them
> moist, in bright light but not direct sunlight, outdoors this past very
> mild winter here in San Diego.  Should I continue to wait and give them a
> chance at germination?  Should seeds of this species be completely covered,
> for better germination?

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