Can I pollinate Chinese Evergreen flowers?

CactusBoss(Zone 5a)July 29, 2013

I want to create some seed.

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dellis326 (Danny)

Aglaonema, being an aroid, grows an inflorescence which is a structure that has both male and female flowers growing on it. I can't remember for sure but it may be the case that the female flower develop first and mature then the male flowers develop after the female are done so then might not self produce although in some aroids there's an overlap.

You can try to save the pollen or if you have several inflorescence growing at the same time you can use a small brand new paint brush to transfer the pollen to the female flowers.

To get a better understanding of aroid reproduction read this page;

"Aroid reproduction"

These pages have info on commercial production of Aglaonema;

"Commercial Production 1"

"Commercial Production 2"

This post was edited by dellis326 on Mon, Jul 29, 13 at 9:00

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 8:59AM
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asleep_in_the_garden

My seedlings. :)

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 9:17PM
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CactusBoss(Zone 5a)

asleep_in_the_garden , How old are those, and how did you pollinate them?

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 9:51PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Germinated them earlier this year sometime. the actual record is in another thread somewhere around here,but I know they are a few months old now.

Brief synopsis...I collected the seed at my local library although I've no idea how they were pollinated. It's something of an unsolved mystery,but if it happened here then I'm certain it would happen anywhere,right? SOMEthing pollinated it but typically that task falls to a type of beetle that I'm assuming isn't native to my neck of the woods at all.

For now I'm just happy to have them(although they aren't in any hurry to grow up).

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 11:10PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I haven't seen any berries forming on the ones I put in the ground this spring. They are blooming well, still some time, if there's a critter here who can do the job...

Asleep, how cool!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 9:13AM
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asleep_in_the_garden

The way I understand it,the male flowers at the top of the spadix have to be giving pollen at the same time as the female flowers at the bottom of the spadix on a separate plant are receptive to it...a narrow window...and the male flowers are done on a plant before the female flowers are ready so self pollination is generally impossible.

Oh and thanks Purp! Totally hope the miracle occurs in your yard. Good vibes for berries!

You absolutely have to experience this! As these little guys grow up a bit I'm hoping that the subtle differences I already see will become more pronounced.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 1:21AM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Update on seedlings.

They're toughening up!

Been slow going but I'm seeing improvements. :)

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 10:15AM
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