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Old 10-24-2016, 05:31 PM
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I'm posting from New Hampshire, where the days are growing shorter and the nights are getting colder. I brought my potted mandevilla plants into the house a number of weeks ago, and they are shedding leaves like crazy (as expected). I'm not sure if I'll be able to get them thru the winter, but we'll give it a try... Realizing that they are tropicals and love the heat and humidity, I'm sure they'll look terrible (if even alive) by spring, as the inside of our home is typically between 60 and 70 through the winter, and the air can get terribly dry (we heat partially with wood, which dries the air even more...)

When I brought them inside, I noticed that both plants had a number of long, bean-type pods, and today I noticed that they have split, revealing seeds that resemble tiny little milkweed seeds with silk attached. I'd love to plant them, but everything I'm reading says that they need bright + moisture. My question is if I leave the seeds in an envelope inside the house, will they be viable in spring for planting? My daughter is heading for Florida for a few days, and I'll give them to her to pass along to someone there if they won't be any good for planting up here.

Thanks in advance
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