hand pollination

roma0904(9)April 17, 2014

Does anyone has tried hand pollination? I saw a video on YouTube where a lady was doing hand pollination on some adenium and showing how, the funniest thing came when she said, this has never work, but I will keep on trying : ).
in four years I ve only had 2 pods and one of them its seeds were not fully developed and the first one I didn't know anything so only six of the seedlings survived


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When I visited the Living Stones nursery in Tucson, the owner (one of the author's of Adenium: Sculptural Elegance, Floral Extravagance), said he has used cat whiskers or boar's hair. That is the extent of my knowledge, however. :) Good luck!


    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 6:53PM
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Cat's whiskers or boar's hair? But how? I have the book and I have read it, but not how you supost to read a book I read something in the middle then something at the end then something at the beginning and haven't seen anything, whiskers easy but boar's hair??? Hey Mr. Boar can I have a hair???
Thanks Laurie, will try to find something on the web

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 11:39PM
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I know! Sorry! I did not find anything specific in the book. Here is the e-mail on their website: boscoe@lithops .com
They were very nice and very informative. Maybe they can help you?


    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 1:32AM
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Thanks Laurie

I will try to find something, I dont know if in other areas you get more seed pods than here, maybe other insects we don't have here do better job on pollination
Thanks again Laurie

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 12:23PM
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