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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 24, 2015 9:22 PM CST
Too funny Kadie but I think the answer is no, I don't know how long can you preserve a pollen. But for as long as you have more than one blooming plumeria, you have pollen bank.
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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Sep 24, 2015 9:24 PM CST
BabyK said:Is there such a thing as a pollen bank? Hilarious! Hilarious!


Doanno - but there are over 1,000 seed banks around the world. This is the key one.

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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Sep 24, 2015 9:38 PM CST
I heard something about seed banks some time ago! Glad the earthlings are collecting valuable commodities just in case. Thanks for sharing the link, David.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Sep 25, 2015 10:21 AM CST
Not enough for a lei, but looks nice floating in a bowl of water on the kitchen counter. This is Jack's Yellow Dwarf, Madame Gallibert, (Kathy's Pink), and Vera Cruz Rose/Slaughter Pink (I did not look at the label).

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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 25, 2015 5:15 PM CST
That's a great combo Ken.

I think your new seedling bloom is a winner. You should propagate them first before you start selling or trading. That's what most hybridizer do , this way you can control the propagation of your very own registered plumeria.

Geez I've been waiting for the release of Topical Aurora for a few years now and by the time it gets released I probably won't be able to afford it.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Sep 25, 2015 8:17 PM CST
Again, being quite the novice with plumeria growing/propagation, I really don't even know whether this plant and its flowers have value. How does one know whether to spend the time, effort, and I am sure expense in registering a plant/flower? I have never even thought about registering a plant with the PSA and have no knowledge how to even do so. I know some of you have done this.

My problem with propagation, Gigi, is that I have never had a plumeria form a seed-pod, not in 25+ years of growing them. I have no (laboratory) facilities to propagate them any other way than by taking cuttings. So commercially, no matter what my seedling plants/flowers look like, I will have very few plants. I am still just a hobbyist.
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DavidLMO
Sep 25, 2015 9:40 PM CST
Time for Ken to learn all about meristem cloning? Rolling on the floor laughing

But seriously Ken. Have you never tried a hand at pollination? It is fairly easy with some species. With Plumeria, I have no clue.

With all the plants you have and never a seed pod. Interesting.
What insect or animal pollinates Plumeria?
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Dutchlady1
Sep 26, 2015 3:06 AM CST
If your flower is unique (and it appears to be at first glance) it is worth registering. The expense is $ 10...... and the time and effort amount to downloading a form and filling it out, taking pictures and sending it in, Half an hour, tops. But - if it was me I would at this stage just reserve the name and take your time, waiting for successive blooming cycles to make a final decision.

David the Tetrio Pseudo Sphinx Moth is the pollinator for Plumeria, but Thrips sometimes do the work too.

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drdawg
Sep 26, 2015 5:09 AM CST
I knew you had posted that information previously, Hetty. Thanks for doing so again. I seem to remember you had to borrow a fancy, expensive camera to take those pictures, since the PSA required specific parameters for the pictures. So one can "reserve" a name via the PSA, huh? I will have to look into that.

I assume I have plenty of pollinators here, but could actually state that I have that specific moth. We do have the Sphinx though, or perhaps it is the Tetrio Pseudo Sphinx that I see. Shrug! To tell you the truth, I have never seen an insect visiting one of my plumeria. Perhaps it is done nocturnally.
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