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From: pmdes at ionet.co.za> on 2003.06.02 at 08:21:58(10301)|
I have an Alocasia portei flowering in my garden.
What is the best way to pollinate this flower?
I appreciate every answer.
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2003.06.02 at 16:16:19(10303)|
If it is fertile (is this not a hybrid??) just take the pollen from the
spadix an older bloom using a moist squirrel-hair brush and apply it to the
female (lowest) portion of the spadix of ANOTHER and younger bloom that is
JUST beginning to open (use a razor blade to carefully cut the spathe and so
expose the spadix), then enclose the whole bloom w/ saran (plastic) wrap to
keep the moisture in for a few days-one week, (do NOT keep the plant in the
full sun). Let us know if you have success!
Julius> Hi Everybody,
> I have an Alocasia portei flowering in my garden.
> What is the best way to pollinate this flower?
> I appreciate every answer.
> Many thanks.
> Best Regards
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