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Q.Calla Lily Plants – Pod Seeds

Anonymous added on September 28, 2011 | Answered

When cutting back my calla lily for the winter, I noticed that some of what looked like flowers actually had pods inside. Could these be seeds for new plants? I wanted to possibly plant them to see if they would come up in the spring. Your thoughts?

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Answered on September 29, 2011

Yes, these are seed pods, which can be used to grow additional plants. Seed pod are ripe once they turn yellowish and go soft. At this point, you can harvest the pods. Remove the pod from the plant and break it open. Then, take the seeds from the pulp using a plate or collander to catch them and rinsing under water. Dry the seeds and store them in a dry, cool place or plant right away. You can also choose to save the seeds by cutting off the dried seedpod (turns a orange, gold or light green color) and storing the seeds in an airtight container until ready to plant. Of course, seed grown plants will take longer to mature and produce flowers when planted this way verses offsets.

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