User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 9

Thread: P. primuliflora

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    AB. Canada
    Posts
    115
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For those inquiring minds.
    Very first ping flower for me. I'm going to try and pollinate it. Iíve read the faq and don't really understand where exactly the pollen is? And how much of the flower do you take apart if any? Any more info would be much appreciated.
    Thanks Stephen

  2. #2
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't think too many people bother with the pollination approach with this species. They spread prolifically with the plantlets they produce. Nice pic of the flower.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    AB. Canada
    Posts
    115
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks jimscott, if another flower starts I may have to disassemble this one to see how things work. I tried the blackened toothpick today. I think it may have had some pollen on it, time will tell. Speaking of time, does anyone know long it takes the flowers to fade after pollination? I have pollinated lots of orchids before with great success, big flowers are much easier to work with.LOL
    Seeya wouldn't wanabeeya [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    Stephen

  4. #4
    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Olympia, Washington
    Posts
    4,064
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Stephen, the anthers on Ping flowers are behind the stigma, down the long tube of the petals. I don't think you can see them without cutting open the flower. Both the stigma and anthers are on the ceiling of the flower, so if you reach in with a toothpick and then sweep the tip of your pick up and towards you as you withdraw it, you should get a successful pollination. Of course, that's just what the Savage Garden says. I've never done it myself, so it may not be as easy as it sounds. It also says you don't need to cross pollinate - the flowers should all be self-fertile.
    Best luck,
    ~Joe
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    AB. Canada
    Posts
    115
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thats exactly what I was looking for. Thanx Joe

  6. #6
    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Olympia, Washington
    Posts
    4,064
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, I love it when my rambling actually helps. You're welcome!
    ~Joe
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

  7. #7
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Even if this species isn't one where manual pollination isn't necessary, it is still a good useful tool to know how to do it where it truly is necessary. You can waste a flower on this plant and more will follow.

  8. #8
    Moderator Joseph Clemens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    2,539
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (sdeering @ June 29 2005,1:54)]For those inquiring minds.
    Very first ping flower for me. I'm going to try and pollinate it. Iíve read the faq and don't really understand where exactly the pollen is? And how much of the flower do you take apart if any? Any more info would be much appreciated.
    Thanks Stephen
    You might try checking out the two posts at the top if the Pinguicula subject titled "Pollination".

    I regularly pollinate my USA Pinguicula and sow the seed as soon as it is ripe. Quite challenging to grow these little ones into flowering size plants . . . and so on and so on.



    Joseph Clemens
    Tucson, Arizona, U S A

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •