Is growing pines while inside the cone even possible?

Does anyone know if this is fake or actually possible to do? if not fake how is it done?

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Actually possible. Lay it on the ground and wait. :stuck_out_tongue:

If you have a cone that has begun to open, pack some peat in there, then wait.

Given the volume of cones produced by a pine, you can narrow your selection to the ones that look the best.

Still, this is an accent curiosity. Once the trees develop, they’ll rip the cone apart.

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I saw this same thing at a show in Japan November 2017. I was about 3 to 4 years old and still in the cone. We thought it was a hit. Give it a try - sure to be a hit at your local show in only a couple of years!

Could also “just” bury the cone and after about a years growth carefully dig it up. Easier to keep watered this way during sprouting.