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Erio Cinereum - Flowers

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Hi, I have a large erio which is sending out "flower stalks", and I would like to know if I can have it produce seeds. I was thinking about taking a large jar and planting it inside so that only the flower parts are sticking out the water, and putting it on my window. Would this work? Is there anything else I need to do to have it produce seeds?
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I know some people have tried, but I've never heard of anyone succeeding. You might try growing them in shallow water such that the flowers can open above the water line and the fruit can fully develop.
Damn, if nobody succeeded with this then I probably wont even try. I just wanted to try this way because cutting the side shoots looks kind of hard, and the plant is so light under water thats its a real pain to replant.
Sorry, I didn't mean to discourage you from trying. I still think you should try it.

An exacto knife is a great tool for separating the separate plants at the base.
Yeah slicing them is pretty easy, and fun! Just get a sharp knife or razor.
Ive never had much like with the seeds. When they bud they melt about a month or 2 later for me. I learn to propagate them at that point to keep them going.
Ok, thanks for the advice I think Ill cut it tomorrow.
I've heard of rare instances where the buds actually produced a new plantlet under water at the end of the flower stalk so I'm certain it can be done from seed.
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