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So I completely forgot about my Bald Cypress seeds left in the fridge from last fall. Just one week and two days ago I put all of the seeds (that were in the fridge) in a big community pot and did not think anything would happen. Then I left to visit family for a week. I came back and four sprouted. I heard these can sometimes take months to sprout and they have bad germination rates (which is true, I had over 50 seeds and only four came up, so far). I thought this was pretty cool. 

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PalmatierMeg

Cool. Seedlings look like tiny starfish.

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Josue Diaz

Good job! Im a compulsive seed collector. I pick up any seed I see of any type. I'm curious what your plant interests are other than palms.

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On 8/9/2018, 9:51:37, PalmatierMeg said:

Cool. Seedlings look like tiny starfish.

Haha, that's true! I thought they looked like little plastic palms. 

 

On 8/9/2018, 10:54:57, Josue Diaz said:

Good job! Im a compulsive seed collector. I pick up any seed I see of any type. I'm curious what your plant interests are other than palms.

I like any plant that grows in warm climates or from the Southern USA. I also like to grow hot peppers. Here are some Cayannes I planted (late in the season) and they are no bigger than I foot tall and getting flowers. 

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Fusca

That's awesome!  None of mine germinated, but I'll try again this fall.  Probably needed to let them sit in the fridge awhile longer.  I'll see if I can find any Montezuma Cypress seeds (Taxodium mucronatum).  It's funny that this tree is recommended higher to grow here than our native Taxodium distichum!  I did buy and plant a Taxodium distichum because I couldn't find any Taxodium mucronatum last fall.

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Update: Two of the four Bald Cypress seedlings died after my dog knocked over the pot. They were leaned sideways and I leaned them back up but apparently they did not like that and just died. The two that were not knocked around badly are still alive and I just reported them. Here they are today. 

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