I have 2 flowers on my spectabilis x ventricosa , one on a 'Miranda' cutting, and one on my 'Leessii'.
I want to preserve the pollen until I can find a female Nep so I put it in a Tupperware container with a smaller container that has a desiccant in it to keep the pollen dry. Acording to the ICPS this will last for months.
Has anyone tried this?
Here are some pics.
desiccant I bought at home depot a few years ago.
small container with the Damp Rid in it.
The whole thing before I put the cover on it.
Quick note, if you buy the damp rid shown you want to put the carton in a ziplock or you will have a mess as this stuff absorbs so much moisture that it turns to liquid.