I got a water lilly pod from my mother's pond this weekend and I opened it up and found seeds in it. How does one go about growing these seeds? Has anyone had experiance with such things?
Are you sure it was mature when you picked it? If it was mature it should have been dry, hard, and brown. Do you have a picture? Maybe it's not what you (or I) think it is.these look more like a white pomegranet seed. Actually, the whole thing reminds me of a pomegranet.
Well, I'm not sure what you have then. Water lilies do not form a pod. Instead, the stem of the fertilized flower curls, and pulls the flower underwater, where the seeds form inside the flower. The seeds of a water lily are contained in a gelatinous coating. and are eventually released into the water where they germinate. They resemble the inside of a tomato. Below is a link to a photo of dried waterlily seeds.they're not lotus
Well, that is a seed pod for a giant Victoria lily, which has flowers the size of a football, and the lily pads get up to six feet across. Where are you located?Nothing like it.
looks more like this but smaller:
http://www.internationalwaterlilycollection.com/IWC Scans/Dwarf Seed Pod Reduced.htm
Ah, then you do have a waterlily. Unfortunately, I have never germinated waterlily seeds. However, I have heard that they can be treated similar to tomato seeds, which are spread flat on paper towels and allowed to dry out. However, the following article says differently. Good luck!your description is right. I had to fish it out from underwater because it was curled up.
Ah, it's a hardy waterlily then. The article I attached in the last post would be a good process to follow in order to try to germinate the seeds.I am in canada. those are not hte lillies, they are just the type of pod, looks like a very small green-yellow dragin fruit pod, size of a ping pong ball.
that is the actual plant the pod came form.