Snapdragons are beautiful flowering plants that come in colors ranging from white, pink, yellow and purple to deep crimson. They form vertical spikes of flowers on short plants and make excellent additions to the fronts of flowerbeds. Propagate snapdragons by collecting and growing tiny seeds that form after the flower is done blooming.
Things You'll Need
Collect seedpods from the snapdragon. Seedpods form where the flowers grew after the blooms on the snapdragons dry out. Pull the seedpods off the plant and cut them open to remove the seeds from inside. Store the seeds in a cool, dark place until they are due to be planted indoors, two months prior to the last winter frost.
Freeze the seeds in your freezer for two days before planting.
Fill a flower pot with standard, moist potting soil.
Fertilize with a light fertilizer designed for potted plants to help the snapdragon seeds sprout.
Sprinkle the seeds of one pod lightly over the surface of the soil, but do not bury them. If you have more than one pod to grow, plant them in a separate flower pot. The snapdragon seeds will germinate in one to two weeks.
Keep the growing snapdragons inside on a full-sun windowsill until the last frost. Keep the soil lightly moist at all times. Continue to fertilize once monthly to encourage the growing snapdragons to flower. When the weather turns warm, after the last frost, transplant your propagated snapdragons outside.
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