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By tracieh
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I have an p. agnata "el lobo" and a p. aphrodite flowering at the same time. Is it worth it to try for seeds? I have read conflicting things about aphrodite. That it is sterile but then I also ready I could use it's pollen to make seeds on a different flower? I am not well versed in pings and looking for any helpful insight! thanks!!
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By Panman
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I haven't had any luck germinating ping seeds
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By Apollyon
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I've only been able to germinate a sole plant from my own harvest :/. It produced an ok amount of seed but they were small. I'd say give it a shot, if for no reason than to see if it produces seeds and practicing pollination. It can be kinda tricky so having some experience helps even if they aren't fertile.
By chomato
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Don't let your dreams be dreams lol

In all seriousness, I've heard that just pollinating is rather difficult because of how small the flowers are.

I say just go for it, what do you have to lose?
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By tracieh
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Good points. Going for the experience haha The best step by step I saw involved taking all the petals off to find the right parts. Wish me luck!
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By Apollyon
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You got this! Something I found helpful but destroyed the flower involved grabbing the top set of petals and the bottom and gently pulling down the bottom to expose the organs. It makes it a lot easier to work with
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