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Thread: Does it open more than this?

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    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
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    Now that I denuded the scapes of their petals should I try to protect it / construct a makeshift bag that "breathes"?

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    No, it's fine the way it is . . .

    Don't bother with a muslin bag or anything else. That would only be a concern about potential contamination (unwanted cross-pollination) between, say, a Sarracenia you were planning on hybridizing, with surrounding plants and their flowers. Darlingtonia can only self-pollinate or cross-pollinate with flowers of its own species, and it's fine without its petals . . .
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    Here are pictures of the flowers that did not grow stalks:


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    Could wind and rain dislodge the pollen? Is fertilization instant or does it take awhile?

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