Seed Pods On Plumeria – When And How To Harvest Plumeria Seeds

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Plumeria are small trees grown in zones 10-11 that are much loved for their extremely fragrant blooms. While some cultivars of plumeria are sterile and will never produce seeds, other varieties will produce seed pods that look similar to green beans. These seed pods will split open, in time, dispersing 20-100 seeds. Read on to learn about harvesting plumeria seed pods to grow new plumeria plants. Seed Pods on Plumeria A plumeria plant can take up to 5 years to send out its first blooms. In non-sterile plumeria cultivars, these blooms will be pollinated usually by Sphinx moths, hummingbirds and butterflies. Once pollinated, plumeria flowers will fade and begin to grow into seed pods. These seed pods will take 8-10 months to mature into viable plumeria seeds. Propagating plumeria by seed is a test of patience but, generally, is a better method of propagation for

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