Adeniums forum: What is going on

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Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Sep 27, 2012 12:24 PM CST
I have white and very dark red blooming, I decided I wanted to polinate the white with a red, I tore open three blooms and NO POLLEN WHY?
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Sep 28, 2012 11:47 AM CST
Have you found pollen before? Took me quite a while to recognize the little grayish blob. Anyway, did the flowers get any water, rain, in them? That washes out the pollen.

Today I took my little toolbox the the Bot Gardens to try to pollinate a hot pink Adenium there, and none of the flowers had pollen. Sometimes this happens. Some believe that Adeniums that are being bred a lot are heading to being male/or/female plants. I have one plant that I'm finding only a pistil, the female part, with nothing inside but the little lump. Funny looking! I also have several plants, one a dramatic red, that never ever has pollen. I am beginning to make crosses with other reds, and double reds using this one as a pod parent. I think the Santa Claus doubles and triples are good pollen parents. Good boys!

Hope this helps!
[Last edited by coconut - Sep 28, 2012 11:48 AM (+)]
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Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Sep 30, 2012 8:43 AM CST
Doris, do you remember when Wilfred mentioned that he's had no luck pollinating whites? One has to wonder how the professionals did it! I have yet to actually see pollen in any of mine' I have seen the "little grayish blob" in most of mine. I think maybe right now may be the wrong time of year for me to try hand pollinating, I figure I'll wait till spring to try again.

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Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
Horse,cattle owners click klenepipe
Charter ATP Member Mules Daylilies Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Cut Flowers
Container Gardener Birds Bromeliad Seed Starter Region: Indiana Plumerias
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kareoke
Sep 30, 2012 11:38 AM CST
Hi Jim, like old times seing you *S*
I have cut open several flowers and no pollen at all and no "grey" stuff on mine either, I do have a seed pod that a bug must have done, it should be ready any time.

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