If you ever come across a packet of Kadupul flower seeds in your local nursery, you might have to rethink before getting one, as it could be a scam.
Well, that is because Kadupul flowers and seeds are among the rarest, given their unusual blooming pattern.
So, follow along to get exclusive information about the super quirky and interesting Kadupul flower and its seeds.
What Do Kadupul Flower Seeds Look Like?
Kadupul (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) is one of the most unique Cactus varieties, known for its rare bloom. And interestingly, the internet has little to no information about their seeds as well.
As the plant only flowers at night, locating their blooms in the wild is next to impossible.
Surprisingly, the blooms only last a few hours, and the time from petal unfurling to closing is short. Since the pollination window is very little before the bloom fades away, seed formation is equally rare.
And, if you are thinking about picking the blooms and saving them for a few days, lets me burst your bubbles. Kadupul flowers immediately wither upon removal from the plant.
Nevertheless, for now, all we can do is assume the seeds of the Kadapul flower resemble the ones found in the Cactus family.
As per the gardens who got to witness the seed, the Kadupul flower seeds are dark-colored, small round, and flattened. The seeds are shiny and enclosed within the fruits.
Can You Harvest Kadupul Flower Seed?
Given the occasional blooming, where pollination is infrequent, getting Kaupul flower seeds at home is almost surreal. And thus, all this hassle makes the Kadupul flower seeds the most expensive.
Also, propagation of these plants is via stems, so harvesting the seeds is not the top priority.
If you find one, lucky for you! But I am afraid it would be heavy on your pocket.
But you can get Kadapul cuttings and live plants instead.
From Editorial Team
Know the Myths!
As per the Srilankan folklore, Kadapul blooms are sacred and mystical, belonging to the god of creation, ‘Bramha.’
Moreover, they are often regarded as the ‘flower of heaven’ owing to their ethereal beauty and believed to symbolize purity and the fleeting nature of life.
All The Best!