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Thread: D. Adelae Self Polination

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    if it possible to self polinate an adelae, then what would be the best way to go about doing so ?
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    It is possible, but a rare event. I think it would take 2 different clones. I have gotten seed from my plants before in the past, but how or why I can't say. To hand pollinate, take a fine brush or toothpick and make like a bee in the opened flower and note which scape you did it to, then wait and see.
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    I am doing just that right now with D. adelae and D. paradoxa - different clones and a fine paintbrush. Too early to know if I am having success.

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    so even if it is a clone of the same plant it will work ?
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    Well if I understand what they are saying.

    Most likely not, but there is a slight chance. You need 2 geneticaly different plants to have a better chance at it working.
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    Fortunately, while trying to produce viable seed is a challenge, both paradoxa and adelae propogate vegetatively (plantlets) with ease.

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    I acually have what are supposed to be 2 different forms of D. paradoxa putting up scapes right now, one is alittle ahead of the other, but I am hoping some of the flowers overlap, and I'm in town when it happens.. Getting close to being done with school and being out of town for work for weeks at a time.

    My plants are all going to be living in a swamp for the summer, hope they like the water...
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    Are they outside, as in will the potentially have opportunity for insects to do the pollinating? I just put my paradoxa outside to see if the insects will help me out.

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