How to tell when my Pointsettia is ready for pollination?

hippeastrumadmirer(5)November 30, 2012

Could I please Obtain a valid message, or if you have a poinsettia plant could you make a video of you hand pollinating it and upload it on youtube, please :)

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ninecrow(England)

Hi...
1st of all You will need to look and see if You have any of These Guys Showing

If So then You DO Have Female Flowers and Hopefly You can get Started...

This is part of the Battle... to get Female Flowers...

Need to Go and check out some info for You But I hope I've Started to be a Help...

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 1:21PM
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ninecrow(England)

They are about the stage You want to pollinate. You can hit them a little earlier or maybe a little later if needs be.

To increase your chances, You can pollinate the same flower on multiple days. With a small operation or experimentation, that might help ensure that You get some seeds.....

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 1:35PM
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hippeastrumadmirer(5)

No mine are not developed like that, I guess they are premature and i'm guessing that the red i'm guessing (stigma)is where you have to put the pollen on? Those extremely small yellow colored circles i'm guessing that's the pollen? Anyways I will take a picture of my pointsettia and show you what stage they are at, i'm not even sure myself? And so far you have been a wonderful help, thank you so Much :)

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 3:28PM
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hippeastrumadmirer(5)

This is what mine looks like so far :/, when would it be ready to open?

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 4:11PM
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hippeastrumadmirer(5)

If another Image may help :)

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 4:13PM
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ninecrow(England)

Yes its the Red Stigma Not the Lips... LOL and You are Right in the Fact that Yours are Premature.... You may Find that You get Male Flowers 1st...

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 2:41AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

The stigma is the female organ...the one that may eventually look like a little cup. The stamen is the pollen (sperm) bearing structure. Those red stems will have yellow pollen on the ends.

I am curious about your reasoning behind the desire to pollinate your plants. Not that you need a reason other than being interested and curious....

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 7:25AM
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ninecrow(England)

I have yellow pollen bearing Stamens Showing but NO Females Yet...

I'd LOVE to Breed and Name One for My Grandad....

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 6:36AM
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hippeastrumadmirer(5)

Hey Ninecrow that's sweet :)

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 11:44AM
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ninecrow(England)

***BUMP***

    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 5:38AM
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