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    My G. hispidula is about to flower. Will it self polinate? If not, does anyone have any suggestions on what the best way is to ensure a good seed set?

    Thanks in advance for the help.

    Glenn

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    My G. hispidula self pollinates. I have never done anything special and the seed capsules are full of seed. As the seed capsule turns from green to brownish and splits open is when I cut it from the spike and spread the seeds on fresh soil. In a few weeks (or months), small seedlings appear. I occasionally find volunteer seedlings showing up in other pots, so it seems to be easy to reproduce from fresh seed.

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    Thanks Bob. I'm glad I can be lazy and let the plant do the work.

    Glenn [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Mmmm.. my plant does not self pollinates. Maybe it depends on varitey or environment.

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    Looks like I will be getting two flowers. I will see if it selfs and if not try and manualy pollinate the second flower.

    I will post my results if I remember.

    Glenn

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    The buds are starting to swell, with not a bit of help from me.

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