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« on: May 15, 2011, 08:54:34 »

I have pollinated my plant with another unrelated Guzmania sanguinea. What I'd like to know, is how long till I get seed, and should I keep the centre dry? They are seed like Vriesea, are they not? What happens if the new pup comes up through the centre and makes access to the seed pods difficult? Does anyone have any usefull info for me on this subject?
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this is a pic after the flowers have faded. Will a pod appear inside these bits or what?
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 08:55:27 »

dang, wrong picture, hang on
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try that one
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 09:15:58 »

Seed set on the var. brevipedicellata usually end up around the base of established pup and easy as to harvest . they go golden from a dark brown .
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 20:23:41 »

I'm not sure how long Guz seeds take to ripen, but I'm guessing about the same as Vrieseas (anywhere from 6 months to a year?).  As with Neos, you don't have to keep the cup dry while they're setting up, only while you are pollinating them.  The pup won't come out dead center, it will be to one side of the cluster, so that shouldn't be a problem. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 10:16:24 »

Thanks Adroideana and Lisa. There are new pups staring on both pod parent plant and pollen plants, both of which I cross pollinated. I guess I'll just leave them to their own devices and check them at intervals over the next few months.
Hopefully I will have a little bit of success.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 11:47:33 »

Sanguinea, like many Guzmanias, is quick to grow from seed, compared to many Vrieseas and Tillandisas, but you'll wait a year for it to ripen. Cheers, Pedro
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2011, 09:40:46 »

Thanks for that Pedro, guess I'll have to write myself a note to check them in about 10-11 months!
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