Posted by dr.joshi h. b. on March 24, 2003 at 09:10:36:
In Reply to: Re: Propagating petunia from seeds posted by Newt on May 03, 2002 at 19:13:46:
: : dear gardeners,its best you buy petunia Plugs that is in a small germinated stage....as seeds are so fine & often damping off is common in tropical climate
: : I am located in the tropical climate of Malaysia. I had bought a few hanging baskets of petunia of different hybrids from the local nursery as seeds are not anymore commonly found to be on sale in the shops.
: : My question:
: : How can I propagate my petunias from the existing ones. Some said it is possible by cutting of its new stems? If I am to use the seeds from the flowering plants which I bought for propagation purposes,how can I obtain the seeds from the plants? from the dead flowers?
: : Thank You
: After the flower dies, there will be a pod that will form with seeds inside. If you watch closely, remove the seeds when it turns brown. The seeds are very small and can be sown on top of a growing medium. Keep moist and tented until you see the first sprouts and then uncover. If the plant is a hybrid, the new plants won't come true from the seed.
: I don't think you can do it from a stem cutting.