09-22-2010, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
It may be a cheap camera but those are still great pics. Your skills as a photographer are improving on a weekly basis!
Will these flowers actually set seeds?
Yes, if they are fertilized (as redchigh alluded to). However, the process is cumbersome and not always successful. Being marsh plants, Echinodorus seeds need to be sown in a nutritious moist soil under good light and high humidity. A sort of greenhouse atmosphere. Remember, these plants all flower when emersed in nature. Most authorities say the effort is not worth the end result, which is why even aquatic nurseries only use sexual reproduction for plants (such as Aponogeton) that will not reproduce vegetatively. Vegetative propogation of swords and crypts is easier.
I see you have a new avatar, one your your "family." Lovely.