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  Monstera Hybrid
From: pugturd at alltel.net (Brian Williams) on 2007.09.21 at 00:24:25(16311)

I had a great time at the show this year as always. When I returned I
found that my experiment from almost 2 years ago was finally rippening
up. I had tried many times to breed Philodendrons with no luck so I
decided to see how Monsteras would work for me. I took pollen off of
Monstera friedrichallsii and put it on Monstera deliciosa yellow
variegata that was in bloom. It took just around a year and a half to
get the fruit to rippen up. I was not sure what to expect. I have never
seen seeds or even pictures of seeds before on a Monstera. I started
digging around in the fruit and found a large dime size elongated seed.
After cleaning 3 seed heads I ended up with around 40 or more seeds and
still have 2 more seed heads rippening. On one of these flowers I also
put pollen from Monstera peruviana I am not sure if it took or not but I
did get a hand full of seeds from that flower head as well. Here are
photos of both parents the flower off of deliciosa. I will send another
e-mail with pics of the seed heads and seeds.

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