Plumeria forum: Hand Pollinating to get seeds

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Name: Paul Velasco
Saint Cloud, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Chavez
Jun 8, 2012 9:59 AM CST
I have never had any of my Plumeria produce pods.

What tips or tricks can anyone share, I would really like to do some hybridizing this year??
Is there a good web tutorial someone could direct me? I know 'Google' it, I feel lazy today with all this rain.
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Jun 8, 2012 2:44 PM CST
some say use a paint brush (small small size) use one flower to " collect pollen" and go to next flower and "distribute pollen" I think the way to do it twist the paint brush all the way down in the flower and spin slowly then do the same with the 2nd flower BUT i have never done it so that is just what i have been told

mike
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jun 8, 2012 3:21 PM CST
I've only done that with morning glories, and it generally works quite well. Don't know anything about plumeria, tho.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 9, 2012 2:20 PM CST

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You can also use a pine needle or piece of straw. The chances are that you self-pollinate though. The science of exact pollination is quite tricky.
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plumerias Orchids Tropicals
Amaryllis Region: Florida Region: United States of America Roses
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chefmike92
Jun 9, 2012 2:52 PM CST
ive tried and never was success full do ants help / hinder plumeria?

what is this bug

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damn grasshoppers are munching i kill 1-4 a day!!! omg

do you know why the branch is doing this like its dehydrating?
Thumb of 2012-06-09/chefmike92/aa9fcb there is a indent down this branch but not the other its a rooted cutting 4 ft tall had good roots when re-poted 3 weeks ago

thanks
mike
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 9, 2012 3:23 PM CST

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That bug is an assassin bug and they eat bad bugs so let him be!
That stick looks dehydrated yes but I also have some like that. no worries! it will probably perk up
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jun 9, 2012 4:13 PM CST
Assassin bug, eh? Looks a LOT like a colorful version of our local stink bugs! Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Paul Velasco
Saint Cloud, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Chavez
Jun 9, 2012 4:20 PM CST
Looks very similar to what I get on my milkweeds? If those are assassin bugs I should have no more nasties in my garden. There are hundreds all over the milkweeds.

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