Ada's Flower Rooting in Water

dondelduxSeptember 29, 2011

Hi Everyone,

My Maguire's Ada's Flower was a very small bulb and I had to cut the 6" stalk off since it kept tipping over. It's been blooming in water since the beginning. Before I cut it I removed the pollen for possible future use and it wasn't until much later that I even noticed that I had inadvertantly pollinated all four flowers which resulted in 4 forming seedpods. So, I removed one pod,which was all I could bring myself to remove since they all looked viable. One seedpod looks really good and I know you experts out there have done this successfully before..so I'm hoping for a few seeds!! Now I can't accurately remember if I removed the pollen before or after I cut it, does anyone know if you can actually pollinate a flower after it has been cut? If so, then what an excellent way to use pollen from a virused bulb so as not to contaminate a healthy bulb!

I tried the same think with Tammy Tucker but the seedpods whithered at about the size of a pea..

Take a look..

and Ada's flower blooming in water again..

Thanks for looking,

Donna

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dondeldux

I incorrectly titled the above post..no roots, just seedpods...Donna

    Bookmark   September 29, 2011 at 4:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joshy46013

Donna,

I've had luck maturing seed pods just lying on the window sill! Just make sure you keep the water clean and I'm sure you'll be rewarded with seed!

Josh

    Bookmark   September 29, 2011 at 8:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pizzuti(5A)

Just make sure you put it in LIGHT, the brighter the better. There isn't very much for the pods to photosynthesize from so they need all they can get.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2011 at 12:06AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Full House, Tres Chic and another
From top to bottom, Komoriya mislable, Tres Chic and...
jstropic
Hippeastrum Apple Blossom problem
My Hippeastrum Apple Blossom showed a tip of a flowering...
jujujojo_gw
Rebloomer 'Giraffe'
Reblooming 'Giraffe' First scape with 5 flowers!! :)...
lenanen
May Wonder
This is another Komoriya bulb that flowers for me every...
jstropic
Charisma x Tinkerbell
Hi Everyone, In 2012 I sent some pollen from my original...
dondeldux
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™