How to correctly pollinate caladiums?
Hello! Most of my Caladiums are in bloom. I have been pollinating them, but i think i am doing something wrong, becuase after several days, the flower stalk fade and the place where the female flowers are just turn in something black or brown.
I have been pollinating plants that have female reseptive flowers with pollen of other plants. I read somewhere that female flowers are receptive when the spathe is still clossed, but it starts to change coloration (white blotches appear in the spathe, or the border of the spathe becomes white).
Now, here are my questions:
Is correct what i mention above about when female flowers are reseptive?
How cani know for sure when female flowers are reseptives?
How do i recognize if the female flowers were correctly pollinated?
How do caladium seeds look alike?
Do you have any specific technique to pollinate caladiums that you can share?
Can anybody give me some links or webpages where i can read more about Caladium and other aroids pollinization?
Thanks for any help,