Hello to everyone!
Thanks to the pollen agency I received some fresh pollen from a guy of Austria. I live in Italy.
After more than 2 years my Female Nepenthes ventrata is flowering!
I wanted absolutely have the opportunity to try to get seeds from my dear plant.
Since it is the first time that I do this...please EXPLAIN me everything I need to know to make the procedure with most chances of success!
Every day new flowers of my ventrata are ready and so I will continue to impollinate all the new flowers sequencially....
If today ( first day ) I did something wrong please correct me and tell me,ok?
Today I used a wet wooden tooth stick to collect pollen and to put it on the female flower.
Untill now I impollinated only 5 flower...during the following 7 days I will continue with the new opened flowers!
Of course...I have another question: How I know that seed will be ready to be collected from the plant? Maybe because the capsule containing them will begin to crack? ( like sarracenia flower?).
And how long can I store those seeds? 2 weeks? 3 weeks?
PLEASE...I REALLY NEED HELP! FLOWERING NEPENTHES here in Italy is really not so common!
Milan - ITALY
PS: if someone else has some pollen more of another male please send it here to me with priority mail.I will return seeds if procdure will be succesfull!
Via Mar Nero 23