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After Amilillas flower

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From: Anna O'Gorman
North Port , FL
I grow Amirillas all the time my question after they flower there are pods of seeds on top of stem I have opened some which have lots of seeds can I dry them to by putting them in soil or can I put the whole pod in the ground to grow. I have never questioned this before as the seeds just fall and more grow. I have noticed I have a lot more Amirillas than I originally planted. These are the most beautiful flower when in bloom. Your reply would be appreciated Anna O'Gorman


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From: James Schmidt
Extension Specialist, Home Horticulture/4-H
Department of Crop Sciences
In order for the seed to be viable, the seedpod needs to be mature, which is when it turns yellow, about 4-5 weeks after flowering. You could plant the entire pod, but since it contains lots of seeds, it is advisable to remove the seeds from the pods and plant them individually. Usually they are planted in pots or a flat with a light soil mix, and then once the plants are of good size, move them to the garden.

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