Re: Propagating petunia from seeds
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Posted by Newt on May 03, 2002 at 19:13:46:
In Reply to: Propagating petunia from seeds posted by M G Mohd Noh on March 18, 2002 at 00:36:17:
: dear gardeners,
: 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.
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