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Nov 20, 2012 11:42 AM CST
Just thought I'd post this in reply to Jim's question about how do I tape back together a bloom after I've sliced it open for cross pollination. The tape is masking tape.
Name: Jim Cook
Nov 22, 2012 8:58 AM CST
|Thank you for the post Melissa, I'd of never have guessed that was the way you did it! Since I've only had success once with the Wilfred ( I miss him) method, I'm going to try your way when it gets a bit warmer here. Although why I'm even thinking about seeds is a mystery to me, I've got more then I need right now. |
Nov 23, 2012 11:51 AM CST
|It's just so durn much fun to see that pod growing!|
The lady at the nursery wants an 80% cut of the price of seeds I might sell at her store. Might keep looking for a vendor!
Nov 23, 2012 4:25 PM CST
|80% cut for your adenium seeds????!!!!!!!!! That's highway robbery, at any rate. You don't want to mess with that person. But then, it's just my opinion. I could be wrong.|
Name: Jim Cook
Nov 24, 2012 6:21 AM CST
|Melissa I think that's outrageous too! I'd either give them away or toss them before I'd get taken advantage of like that. Has she ANY idea what seeds cost? I bet you'd do better selling them on line.|
Nov 26, 2012 11:14 AM CST
|I'm not really excited about selling seeds, yet. Once I get some exciting flowers from my seeds, that'll make a difference.|
That nursery is pretty expensive, but they always keep a selection of Aeniums. I even buy them sometimes! Akkk! Last purchase was a couple of varigated, one green/white, the other yellow white. Yellow? The leaves have no white, they are yellow with splashes of green. Do I have a photo? Of course not!! But here's a seed pod that is from a cross of two different very red flowers. Some color pod, hey? The flower is the "pod parent"
Name: Jim Cook
Nov 27, 2012 5:57 AM CST
|Here's a question for you Melissa that I've probably asked before but have forgotten the answer. If you have two blooms on the same plant but on different branches, is it possible to take pollen from one flower and use it on another on the same plant or is that too incestuous? I have one plant I like a lot that has a very white bloom with a deep red edge at the outer edge of the flower. seems to me that the only way to assure getting the same bloom is to use only that plant to try and get a seed pod, on the other hand something seems not right about trying that. I could use cuttings, but that's no fun.|
Nov 27, 2012 10:47 AM CST
|Jim, I started my pollinating odessy by 'self' pollinating flowers. The pollen is isolated, there is a 'flesh' barrier between the pollen and the pistil, the receptive part, so to speak. I would peel open the flower, cut off one of the antlers, blotting up sap if there was some, then take the pollen and put it on the pistil. Sometimes, now, I will use pollen from as many as three flowers, all the same, to pollinate one flower.|
So, yes, you can pollinate a flower with itself, or another flower on the same plant. I believe this is what Mr. Ko does, when he shows only one flower. He now shows two flowers when he's crossing them.
This one is named Siam Golden Aroma.
Name: Kristi-Anne Turic
Jan 7, 2013 5:01 AM CST
|Hi everybody, I was just wondering if u ever came across an an Albino Adenium, and has it actualy lived to be a bigger plant?|
Also what could I do to make it grow bigger because I have read somewhere that it will not grow more than 4 leaves and then die, I relay don't want it to die!
Smile, its infactious
Jan 7, 2013 7:12 AM CST
|Yes, I came across albino seedlings 3 or 4 times. |
Not one of them lived to be a bigger plant. They all went into that big garden in the sky before they got 4 leaves.
I really didn't want them to die, either. I agree with you that it's sad.
It's the circle of life. Some acorns become mighty oaks while others are eaten soon after hitting the ground.
Jan 7, 2013 8:01 AM CST
|Albinos starve, poor guys. Some folks are successful with grafting them onto green plants. I doubt the same age seedling, I'll go ask around in facebook, the several Adenium groups there, and 'my' Yahoo group.|