IAS Aroid Quasi Forum

About Aroid-L
 This is a continuously updated archive of the Aroid-L mailing list in a forum format - not an actual Forum. If you want to post, you will still need to register for the Aroid-L mailing list and send your postings by e-mail for moderation in the normal way.

  Anthurium crystallinum from seeds
From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2000.10.07 at 21:27:11(5529)
i'm having trouble germinating seeds from this plant, which were freshly
collected and sown. i have grown A. scandens, bakeri, gracile, from seeds
with no problem. is there a trick for this species?

tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA
http://www.egroups.com/group/orchidspecies

From: Neil Carroll zzamia at hargray.com> on 2000.10.08 at 13:11:45(5535)
>i'm having trouble germinating seeds from this plant, which were freshly
>collected and sown. i have grown A. scandens, bakeri, gracile, from seeds
>with no problem. is there a trick for this species?
>
>tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA

Seeds of anthurium are usually very easy to germinate. First is this truly
A. crystallinum? If it is the straight species there should be no problem.
A. crystallinum is often confused with A. clairinervium. A. clairnervium has
orange seeds and A. crystallinum has white to purple seeds.
Did the berries 'pop out' of the infructescence? They are ripe when they
'pop out'. Did you remove the seed from the berry?
Did the berries set by themselves or did you make a pollination?
The seeds should not be buried in the mix , but should just be on top and
pressed in a little. Be careful not to rot them or let them dry out.
Anthurium seed from either of the above mentioned species should easily
germinate and often times the seeds will have begun germination before they
are harvested from the parent plant.
The reason I ask if this is a true species is that sometimes hybrids ( and
there are quite a few hybrids of A. crystallinum around) are sterile.

Good seed, when harvested, often has a small green radicle showing at one
end of the seed.

good luck,

Neil

From: Denis denis at skg.com> on 2000.10.08 at 13:12:44(5537)
Dear Tsuh Yang Chen:

We grow or attempt to grow a lot of Anthurium species from seed every
year. Anthurium Crystallinum types appear to be slow to germinate and
overall have only a 25% germination rate. Your best bet would be to
remove all the pulpy part of the berry by squeezing out the seed and
sowing them on the top of sphagnum moss in a sealed pot or covered tray
with a clear top. Most Anthurium seed will germinate quite fast under
these conditions....crystallinum will not, it will delay a monthor two.
Good luck and have fun.

Speaking of slow to germinate, those seeds that Joep Moonen sent in May
of Dieffenbachia sp. have just started to Germinate five months after
sowing and the Dracontium have still not germ9nated.

Denis at Silver Krome Gardens
Slightly Soggy in Homestead Florida

+More
From: "Jay Vannini" interbnk at terra.com.gt> on 2000.10.10 at 22:22:02(5542)
Warning
Could not process message with given Content-Type:
multipart/mixed; boundary="Listproc-outter-1978"

From: "Michael Pascall" mpascall at eisa.net.au> on 2000.10.10 at 22:22:18(5543)
Warning
Could not process message with given Content-Type:
multipart/mixed; boundary="Listproc-outter-1978"

From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2000.10.14 at 18:43:17(5555)
In a message dated 10/8/2000 4:12:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
zzamia@hargray.com writes:

> First is this truly

+More
Note: this is a very old post, so no reply function is available.