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Aloe Growers, how do I collect seeds?

7 years ago
last modified: 7 years ago

I have 2 aloes- different cultivars, and it appears I have successfully cross-pollinated 3 flowers because the corollas have all withered away, and left just 3 swollen ovaries.

I'd love to see what I might get out of these, so please tell me how and when to collect the seeds, how and when to plant them, and how to keep the seeds from being lost as I wait for them to ripen. They must be tiny. If they drop on their own, I'm sure I'll never find them.

I know some of you are expert at this, so I hope you'll share a little knowledge with an excited novice aloe-grower.

BTW, the cross is between Aloe "Wonderkind" or similar cultivar, and a "Chritmas Carol" or similar. I have absolutely no idea what to expect from the cross, but I'm excited to find out.

Thanks for your help!

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