- Sat Jul 01, 2023 5:25 am
I never tried to pollinate a xerographica (although that would be totally cool), but I had a butzii that selfed without any interference on my part. So, it may not be that hard to self-pollinate (or get assistance doing so) - but of course that can be very species dependent. I planted a few butzii seeds, and a few of the baby plants survived. Low survival was probably mostly my own doing, but it's slow going. I can only imagine a xerographica would take some time (but it would be a very fun journey!). In my case, it was just for fun. I still have the pups from the mother plant - their 'siblings' from the pod of the mother are super teeny in comparison.
I'm not sure that it will for sure happen, and maybe more knowledgeable folks will chime in, but I thought flowering and bringing the seeds to fruition pretty much ends the mother plant. It did in my case, but curious if folks have had other experiences. For my butzii- two pups were produced, plus viable seeds, so you'll get a lovely new xerographica again, it might just take some time.