Adeniums forum: 1st Annivesary of my lover affair with Adeniums

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Name: Maxiquai
Kingston , Jamaica
May 26, 2014 9:28 PM CST
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Long overdue update on my obsession with Adeniums. I couldn't get this far without the help of my fellow adenium lovers on this forum., Thank you. I am going crazy trying to manually pollinate my plants without success. I would love to get seeds to get more plants.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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May 27, 2014 5:08 AM CST
I'll have an open seedpod soon. Happy to share.
Name: Maxiquai
Kingston , Jamaica
May 27, 2014 10:03 AM CST

Thank you Thank you. I sent a tree-mail with my info .

THanks thanks and thanks
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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May 27, 2014 2:46 PM CST
Look on Youtube, there are a lot of short videos about how to do it. Took me a while to just find pollen! I use an exacto knife to cut open the flowers, as gently as possible. Then cut out one of the hairy things, I don't know their name, then I use a teenie tiny paintbrush, one mm wide with a blunt cut, not a pointed brush, to dig out the pollen and put it where it needs to be... Oh, gee, this sounds dumb. I don't have a video camera that will take microscopic close ups! Oh, and you will need old folks glasses, that magnify, like the ones in a drug store for sale, get the strongest they sell. Then close up the flower. Better to use pollen from one plant onto a flower on another plant. Try to match the flowers, if they are too different, you could just get pink instead of red or white or what ever your flowers are.

Very nice collection, Maxine!

OK, here's a few to watch--- I cut where these guys tear--- and don't worry about language, it's done by seeing what they do--- And more tomorrow, I gotta run! sorry!
Name: Maxiquai
Kingston , Jamaica
May 27, 2014 6:55 PM CST
Thanks Melissa , I will certainly keep on trying,

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