Identify Very Large Seed From A Seedpod

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  1. waretrop

    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    I know these are found floating in the oceans somewhere in the world but I know nothing else. I am told it is from a seedpod. I want to grow them and am not sure if I have to file a space in the outer shell or drill a hole in it or just soak it. I only have two so I don't want to make a mistake.

    Can anyone help?

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    Here's a site that tells you all about Sea Beans Barb.

    https://daniellesdives.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/what-the-heck-is-a-sea-bean/

    I also found this about how to grow them:

    "Put the sea-bean in a shallow dish of fresh water and leave it for several hours (perhaps 5-6 hours). The bean will swell as it absorbs water. Remove the swollen seed from the water, plant it in warm, moist soil of any type and wait for it to sprout."

    I hope this is of some help.
     
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    cuatro-gatos In Flower

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    That is an interesting site Eileen. I've never heard of these. So many different types.
     
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    Thank you so much. I will go investigate this place...
     
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    I'm looking forward to seeing what they look like when they sprout! How fun that you have them.
     
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    Me too, 2. I am curious to see what those seeds will develop into. I have encountered those seeds before too. ?Maybe in Florida? They have a great feel in the palm of your hand.
     
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    It seems I have a Entada Rheedii seed from Africa. It took me this long to file a few holes in them and now they are soaking. They have swollen up allot. Tomorrow I will plant one and put the other in a saucer with paper towel under and over it till it sprouts. I wanna watch it...will keep you posted.

    @eileen Thanks for the info...
     
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    My pleasure Barb and I'm looking forward to when they sprout for you.
     
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    I'm curious too. Hope you post photos Barb!
     
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    I soaked them in water for 24 hours. Here they are. You can see where if festered up after soaking. It took in allot of water.
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    You can see the last picture that there is a little nubble starting. So as I said, one will go into potting soil in a pot, probably in the greenhouse and the other will be put in paper towel with water in a saucer and stay in my kitchen for a little while.
     
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    So it's been 1 week since I started my seeds. I soaked both and planted one in soil and put it out in the greenhouse but the other one I put between 2 sheets of paper towel so I could watch it..Boy has it grown in size..

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    It is not soft but krinkly..I rinse the paper towel out and add clean water...don't want it to get moldy...

    Keep you posted....
     
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    It's grown so much Barb that, hopefully, it's about to pop out some roots and then a little sprout. :fingerscrossed:
     
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    The suspense is killing me! ;)
     
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    This is like "Jack In The Bean Stalk...." 24 hours later and it has splits in it all over the place...

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    It is soooo cool.... the one in a pot in the greenhouse is showing nothing.....I may take it out and put it in paper towel. I don't want to loose either one....
     
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    Oh boy this is getting really interesting.:headbang: It's doing exactly what it's meant to do before putting out roots. Before we know it you'll have a triffid on your hands Barb!!;)
     
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