Progress on my Heli seed pods-UPDATE

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Progress on my Heli seed pods-UPDATE

by Nancy » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:21 am

I wanted to be sure these were the "real deal" before posting pics since I'm new to pollinating Heliamphora flowers and wasn't sure what to look for. Out of (5) mature plants that flowered, I was only able to collect pollen from 3. The other 2 plants, an Angasima and het x hybrid (unknown) simply refused to give up their pollen so those were a bust-this time that is ;)

Here's what I have so far;
H. het x minor x self
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H. het x ionasi x self
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H. nutans "Giant" x self
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If all goes as planned, these should be ripe in another month.
I'm giving full credit to Snapperhead's tutorial on how he pollinates Heliamphora's. I must have read that thread at least a half a dozen times lol. KUDOS to you John and a huge thank you!
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Re: Progress on my Heli seed pods

by Matt » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:43 pm

Congrats! I've only successfully pollinated a Heliamphora one time. It's definitely challenging, so I'm happy for you and your great success! :)
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Re: Progress on my Heli seed pods

by Benurmanii » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:13 pm

Huh, I did not know that Helis could be selfed. Guess I'll have to try with mine when it flowers :D

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Re: Progress on my Heli seed pods

by katya_dog1 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:49 pm

You'll get a lot of seeds from those. Great job!
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Re: Progress on my Heli seed pods

by Nancy » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:26 am

Matt wrote:Congrats! I've only successfully pollinated a Heliamphora one time. It's definitely challenging, so I'm happy for you and your great success! :)


Matt it is and it boils down to babysitting the plant. I'm not sure what bugs my family more, the tuning fork or the time I spend checking to see if the female receptor is ready. :lol:

I always say "it's a plant addict thing....you wouldn't understand" :lol:

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Re: Progress on my Heli seed pods

by Matt » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:05 pm

Nancy wrote:I always say "it's a plant addict thing....you wouldn't understand"

I totally get it :D
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Re: Progress on my Heli seed pods-UPDATE

by Nancy » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:31 pm

A few days ago I started noticing a change in color and appearance on the first seed pod on my H. het x minor. Today it's showing signs of splitting.

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The mother plant has one more pod still maturing. I'm going to be glad once it's ripe so I can divide/repot. Check out the root that is looking for a place to settle down (and can't find lol)

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Re: Progress on my Heli seed pods-UPDATE

by dutchplantlover » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:38 pm

Wow very nice i hope there will be a lot of seeds!

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Re: Progress on my Heli seed pods-UPDATE

by Nancy » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:10 am

dutchplantlover wrote:Wow very nice i hope there will be a lot of seeds!

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Thanks :) Me too!

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Re: Progress on my Heli seed pods-UPDATE

by Nancy » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:21 am

This is what came out of the seed pod. I'll soak them overnight in a brew. Chopped live spagh, 100% humidity, heat mat and bright lights-pretty much the same way I germinate VFT seeds.

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