My oleander had seed pods on it for the first time. They had been on the tree for a good month before I brought it into the house the end of September. They are still green and everything I read says they will be ready to pick when they turn brown. How long does it take for them to turn brown? I was hoping to send some in the seed train but it doesn't look Iike that is going to happen. I am excited to start a few plants and they say they are very easy to start and very fast growers and bloom the first year so I can grow some every year without dragging them all in the house for the winter. I will never leave the one I have out to die though because a friend gave it to me many years ago and he is now deceased.........Kathy
I am not sure Kathy, I have some pods on mine and they are still green too. It is cooler in the greenhouse than what your house might be so we will see how long it takes for them to dry.
Mine hasn't bloomed yet so I don't know either. I cut it back, like a dummy, last year & now it has to grow all over again.
Kathy...it sounds like because they grow so easy from cuttings, most people do not even save seeds
I have no idea but what about some tropicals that even in LOW temps outside the seed pods are still green,the cassia is STILL green pods, not sure if they will be ready when I get the seed train or not. LOL
Too deadly to even think about having one around here.
Kathy , i hate to be the one to tell you this , but i have read all and everything it says about the seeds and cuttings , but by my own doings , this is what i have discovered , as I have had the bushes myself , the seeds will ripen on their own off the bush , even if they are green now , if they are at least 3-5 inches long they will ripen when cut off the bush , just cut them off and lay them on a paper plate , one that is paper not plastic ,even better a sunny window sill laying on a brown peice of paper , you can also take and cut a peice of the bush and put it in water and make sure you change it every other day as it will sour if you dont , and once it starts to get roots you can the plant it and you will have a new plant and yes it will flower the same year , as for as the seeds go once u remove them from the seed pod and allow them to air dry accoding to the above directions , you just barly cover with soil and keep moist but not overly wet and they will come up with in 21-30 days , and they will also bloom the first yr . this is what i have learned on my own by planting the seeds and cuttings . Hope this helps any one who wants to grow them ,they are very fast growers , but if you cut them back before time for them to bloom then they will not bloom that year and the next year they will have smaller blooms , just so you know , hopes this helps .
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