I picked a seed head of a bird of paradise plant while I was in Florida. Are the seeds inside that seed case? How shall I propagate
the seed? Are the seeds inside the pod or is this picture the whole seed?
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Unfortunately, that is far from viable. Those seem to have been just barely starting to form.
If you can manage a pup from the original plant, this will be a far better way to propagate these. Seeds can be very difficult to work with here, and flowering can take 10 years from a seed-grown plant. By using an offshoot or division, you can guarantee a flowering specimen.