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    I have a S. alata (supposedly - I bought it at Wal-Mart) that has two seed pods. They are green now. How long until they mature and what should I look for so I don't lose the seed. I want to give them away as other people have been so generous with their seed. Thanks! - A former lurker

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    One of my pods is just starting to go brown, but most split in September. As soon as you see a pod starting to go brown and split then you can rip it open. They take a couple of weeks to split enough for the seeds to fall out, so you have plenty of time to get the seeds.
    Your plant will have needed to have been pollinated with another flower on another plant to get decent seed set though.
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    wait untill it starts to die then the seed should be mature
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    Where did you find S. alata (or any Sarr for that matter) at Wal-mart? In a normal pot, or a dome-thing?

    I would repeat what others have said - September is the usual time (though I've had one S. alata split this year already), and the pod will turn brown and crack. Check on a daily basis, and harvest as soon as it happens.

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    I found it at a Wal-Mart in Spruce Pine, NC. It was in an open pot - they had about 8-10 plus some flytraps. I have also bought a S. purpera there that is doing quite nicely...

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