Post by xeriscape8321 on Oct 9, 2015 3:33:32 GMT 7
Wow, I i feel like i really lucked out. I live in a lowland growing area (southeast florida) and i want to grow Nepenthes that will grow in my area. I believe i can manage some intermediates if i bring them indoors under lights during the hottest months. Recently i made an Ebay purchase of "a rooted cutting" of Dyeriana. A nice lowland cultivar. What i received was much better than i expected....i sure hope he will thrive here in Fort Lauderdale because he is a welcomed addition to my Nepenthes family...if i wanted to preserve pollen in the freezer from this male how do i do it? do i cut the whole stem off and freeze the flowers for the pollen?....The only female i have, that may flower sometime soon might be Rokko...this would be my first attempt at a cross...i cross brugmansias all the time...never had the opportunity to even try on a nepenthes...advise please? How would i store the pollen from the male...i know how to do it with brugmansias, but i have no idea how to collect and store the pollen from Nepenthes male flowers.
If this is a recently rooted cutting it may be advisable to remove the entire stalk now so the plant does not gets stressed out. That said, to collect pollen can be done in several ways. You can go the meticulous route like I do, and actually remove the pollen itself from the individual flowers (a toothpick works well for scraping it off) and place it in a wax paper packet. Or, you can cut off the flowers once you see pollen being released, gather them in aluminum foil, and store them that way. Then for either method: let them dry in the fridge, and after that pollen can be stored for months in the freezer. If you actually attempt to pollinate, advice varies here as well. Some say don't pollinate every flower, others say it doesn't matter, and it may depend on the plant. Pollen should, however be applied when the female flower fully opens, and then preferably to ensure pollination at least a couple times over the next few days. Pollen should stick to the tip of a receptive flower.
Post by xeriscape8321 on Oct 15, 2015 4:35:30 GMT 7
what i wound up doing is cutting off the whole flowering stalk and tuck it into a tall can of silica gel....Silica gel is what i use to dry out brugmansia pollen which i usually collect in a tube first...when i feel the nepenthes stalk is dried enough i will then collect the pollen and put it in a small plastic tube like i do brugmansia pollen....then, it goes in the freezer until a suitable female comes along
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