RE: Peltandra virginica
Dear Sue and Julius,
Thanks for the clues about Peltandra virginica. I`m glad to hear
that it is easier to germinate than I thought before. I don`t know how
they will enjoy the absence of a freezing winter here in Brazil but this
problem will be forwarded to the future. By now, I just have to keep
these beauties growing`n`growing.
On Sat, 20 Sep 1997, Sue Thompson wrote:
> Peltandra virginica is fairly easy to germinate. Remove the fruit coat and
> mucilage around the seed (to increse germination rates) and place in a moist
> container at room temperature. Seeds will germinate in one to seven days.
> I've stored intact fruits floating in a container in water in the refrigerator
> for up to ten months. When seeds from these fruits are taken out and put in
> the light at room temperature, germination rate is ca 95%. Intact fruits
> can tolerate dry storage for a few months without loss of germinability, but
> the seeds removed from fruits quickly lose viability with storage at room
> Good luck! If you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail me directly --
> I've read several articles on Peltandra virginica germination and also have
> experimented a little myself.
> Sue Thompson
> Carnegie Museum of Natural History
> 4400 Forbes Ave.
> Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA
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