I have my first seedling (H. arnottianus x H. arnottianus)
It was the only mature seed in several pods that Arnottianus shed after the heat wave we had here in Michigan a couple weeks ago... The seed looked ripe (dark, fuzzy, plump), but the pod hadn't turned yet. I thought it would be a long shot, but I decided to plant it anyway (03/28/12). Came home yesterday (04/11/12) and saw that it had popped above the soil (or in this case, "cube").
I didn't have any of the necessities for seed propagation (heat mat, grow tray/incubator, etc.)... So as you can see I improvised (rooting cube, empty water jug, tall water saucer - LOL). Two weeks to germinate (!!!) Feisty little thing (must take after mom
, or maybe dad