you have any advice on raising stephanotis from seed? Our three-year-old
vine set fruit the season before last and is finally starting to
change colour and looks like it is maturing.
is quite easy to raise from seed, though it's not usual for them
to set seed as yours has done. When the seedpod is ripe it should
turn quite yellow and start to split open, or you can remove it
from the plant and cut it open to get at the seeds. Sow the seeds
in a freedraining mix, with just a thin covering of mix over them.
Water and place in a warm spot. They should germinate quite freely
in a few weeks. Seed-grown plants take several years to reach flowering
age compared to those grown from cuttings.
Gardener, Issue 204, 2006, Page 38
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.