Polianthes seed

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:59:57 PDT
The only record of Polianthes seeds that we have offered on PBS is P.
geminiflora from BX225 in 2009.

Nhu

On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 2:05 PM, Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com> wrote:

> i would pot it up and put it on a sunny windowsill.   ive grown lots of
> Polianthes and Manfreda this way.   could yours be P. bundrandtii?
>
> On Oct 17, 2016 7:05 PM, "Kathy Stockman" <kitetimer@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > My ID on this plant is suspect because none of the available pictures are
> > an exact match. but it is the closest I can do. A Polianthes (not
> tuberosa,
> > it has tubular dark dusky pinkish flowers downward drooping and scattered
> > along the top four feet of the 5.5 foot or 1.8 meter stalk) that I
> received
> > from PBS a number of years ago set seed for the first time. Not expecting
> > anything and being a casual aficionado, I thought I would see if I could
> > get germination by placing them on a wet paper towel. One has germinated
> > and now I don't know what to do. I plan on placing it in a pot with equal
> > parts sand and peat moss, as recommended here, but does anyone have any
> > other suggestions? Keep it warm, keep it cold? Presumably it needs light
> > because that is what it has been getting.
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