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Thread: Collecting Seeds from D. capensis

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    My capensis flowered a few weeks ago and now the pods are full of seeds.

    But how do you collect them...if I just wait for them to
    open the seeds will fall into the water tray.

    Do you cut off the flower stalk and put in a plastic bag?

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    Yep, that's what I did with my D.filiformis ssp filiformis. I cut off the flower stalk and put in a ziplock bag and checked it everyday and soon enough the pods bursted, sometimes you have to open the pods to get the seeds.

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    One thing to keep in mind is that it has a rather long flower stalk and flowers for several days. Therefore, while the very first flower pod may be ripe, newer ones aren't. So what you could do is snip a blackened, ripe pod off every day or two and put in something small and dry, like a piece of paper that is folded up (if you want to send them others) or a baggie. you could have several batches separated out for multiple pots and purposes.

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