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Q.Growing A Cala/Arum Lily From Seed

Zone South Africa | Estelle van Rooyen added on December 10, 2020 | Answered

Thank you for the article on propagating cala lilies. We are moving and I cannot take plants with me, so I want to take seeds with to establish the new garden. In the article you say that the said must be dry before I remove them from the plant. My questions is: When is that? Does it mean they must dry out/be hard/brown? Or can I harvest them when they are yellow? Must I remove the seeds from the fruit or plant the fruit as is?

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Answered on December 10, 2020

You will want the seeds to be dry, thoroughly, before removing them from the plant. This will mean that they are mature and viable. I would plant one seed from the fruit in each container, only. Two, at the most. You will end up killing one off later.

Just in case this is a different article from what you have read, I will include this one:


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