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Seed Pod on the Aloe cristata

Seed Pod on the Aloe cristata (Aloe cristata)

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Mine has never had a seed pod ... congratulations :) lol

10 Aug, 2014


Thank you Hywel. I did not do anything to encourage it so it has to be beginners luck. It looks as if it is going to produce some more flowers at the top of the stem. I'll let you know of any exciting developments.

11 Aug, 2014


Thank you. I wonder if the seeds will germinate. Are you going to sew them ?

11 Aug, 2014


It looks as if there may be a lot of seeds in the pod. I will sow some and I can send you some if there are any. I think you might have a better success rating than me. It may take a while for the seed pod to pop. I will keep an eye on it and cover it with a bag if it looks as if it might pop. I imagine the seeds may be small. I'll need to google it and find out.

12 Aug, 2014


I've seen one on mine today - the first time ever :D

16 Aug, 2014


Excellent. I wonder if this is due to the high heat and dry summer we have had.

17 Aug, 2014


Maybe so. I'm going to try the seeds too, and see if any germinate.

17 Aug, 2014


Good luck with them and do keep us informed. This has been the strangest summer. I left an Amaryllis out after it finished flowering in 2013 and forgot to bring it in again in the autumn. It has been out all winter and is now in flower. Amazing.

17 Aug, 2014


I'm pleased for you :)

18 Aug, 2014

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