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Hippeastrum and nectar production

Posted by misss 5b (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 12, 12 at 13:17

I know that Hippeastrum Papilio and Exotic Star produce nectar. I have not seen this occur in the Dutch hybrids. I was wondering if you all could help me and name the Hippies that do produce nectar. Is it just the species or are there hybrids that do this as well, other than Exotic Star?
Please list those Hippeastrum that produce nectar.
Thank you.


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RE: Hippeastrum and nectar production

I think you can add Chico to the list....


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RE: Hippeastrum and nectar production

The "cybister" hybrids produce copious amounts of nectar.


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RE: Hippeastrum and nectar production

Are there any 'species' other than Papilio that produce nectar?
That is a very nice image of 'Chico's' nectar production. Mine shall bloom next week, I hope. It is interesting that all cybister's do this. Do they have a common parent?
Also, I noticed that Papilio produces more nectar towards eary evening. Has anyone else noticed this occurance?


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RE: Hippeastrum and nectar production

Just make sure you have something covering your furniture..you don't want that goo ruining your tables...It will you know...


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RE: Hippeastrum and nectar production

Hi Misss,

Yes, all Cybister hybrids were developed from the South American species H. Cybister.

-Blanca


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RE: Hippeastrum and nectar production

Here's another for the gallery of nectar producers...


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RE: Hippeastrum and nectar production

'Lima' being a first generation hybrid with Hippeastrum papilio and Hippeastrum chico was no doubt to inherit copious amounts of nectar!


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