Re: [Aroid-l] Orontium seed germination
- Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Orontium seed germination
- From: "Ágoston János" email@example.com
- Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 08:07:06 +0200
I received this year a cuple of seeds from a BG
(=Botanical Garden). They were packed in wet sphagnum. There were allready 1-3
leaves on the fruit. So I think you should not remove anything.
This is only my opinion. I hope somebody will
conform or confute this...
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2006 3:23
Subject: [Aroid-l] Orontium seed
Does anyone have any tips for growing Orontium aquaticum from
know the seeds germinate within the fruits, float for a while
becoming detatched from the infructescense, and then sink, but that
about all I know. A few of the fruits that I opened up had already
started to germinate, so I assume they are ready? Do I need to peel the
tough covering off the seeds, or does this protective covering need to
stay intact and the seedling will penetrate through it? These are very
different from Anthurium and other Aroid seeds I am used to with a soft
fruit that the seeds are simply squeezed out of.
Right now I have a
pot filled 3/4 full of soil, submerged in a cattle
trough so that there is
a couple of inches (which equals something like
several centimeters - but
this in an American aroid!) of water over the
soil line, but the rim of
the pot is above the water line to contain the
floating unpeeled fruits.
Does this sound like I am on the right track?
Would it be better if the
seeds were in wet but not submerged
conditions? Any other suggestions
would be much
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