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By jab91
Posts:  92
Joined:  Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:39 am
#296123
Hello everyone,

So I have a typical ceph in bloom and I wanted to give it a shot at pollinating it.

I've never pollinated a ceph before but I've been googling and reading a bunch of the icps articles/tutorials. If anyone has some information or first hand experience, I would greatly appreciate it AND more importantly, if anyone has some spare pollen, that would be key ;)

Will do 50/50 on seeds, pm me plz
By Branmuffin
Posts:  394
Joined:  Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:29 pm
#296133
I'm fairly certain they are able to be self pollinated. I just pollinated my first Ceph this year, very tiny flowers, hopefully they take.
By jab91
Posts:  92
Joined:  Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:39 am
#296151
See, I thought that too but other growers were saying they couldn't.

Hopefully you get some seed out of your pollination! How can you tell if the pollination was successful?

I guess I could self pollinate as a last resort but would be best to have pollen from a different ceph to try to avoid inbreeding.
By edman007
Posts:  121
Joined:  Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:35 pm
#296617
The flowers on mine opened today, Google says self pollinating works so mine is outside to let the bees do it. If yours still has not opened I can send pollen tomorrow. If it opened already I'm guessing I can't get you pollen soon enough to matter.

As for telling if it's successful, it should be obvious, the flower will die off and you should see a green seed pod growing. If it doesn't take the seed pod will likely not develop. With my flytraps it's obvious, the bud turns black within a week of the petals falling off if it wasn't pollinated.

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By corky
Posts:  383
Joined:  Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:56 pm
#296619
You will get a much better seed set if you use a small paint brush and go from flower to flower every couple of days , I have grown some great looking cephs from selfed plants , good luck
By jab91
Posts:  92
Joined:  Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:39 am
#296622
@edman007- my flowers opened yesterday. I've been going flower to flower with a q-tip I've made into a make shift brush. I think I'm going to go the self route this time. I appreciate the offer though!

@corky- that's good to hear. Hopefully I get some seed.

Additionally, if anyone wants pollen, I have some to spare.

Thanks for your replies!
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