How to tell when my pointsettia is ready for pollination?

hippeastrumadmirer(5)November 25, 2012

How to tell when my pointsettia is ready for pollination?

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

when its flowers open.. and the female parts [i am blanking and laughing] .. are receptive ... time of day is very important ....

and the flower is not the big show-offy part ... those are the bracts [well at least i think i got that part.. lol] .. the flower is actually the little yellow thing in teh middle ...

ken

ps: sometimes i wonder why i dont just delete some of these answers.. but i do entertain myself.. lol ...

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 6:57PM
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hippeastrumadmirer(5)

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 :)

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 9:56AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

You will see yellow pollen on the small green flowers in the centre of the red bracts.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 12:05PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

and so many hours after the pollen dries [sometimes at teh same time] .. that being the male part ... the female part will get sticky and that is when you will add the male to the female ...

how about you make the video ... what next.. you want us to come visit ... and do it for you???

and in case you dont know how to use a search engine.. the link gives 20 thousand links on topic ... ;) .. but alas.. no youtube ... whats that all about????

man for a hippie.. you sure know how to kill a happy buzz ... lol

good luck

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 1:05PM
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