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dionae

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Hi. I have a female N. ventrata x alata flowering and was curious if anyone had any extra pollen. Split the seeds 50/50, of course. Thanks!



 
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All I've got is N. ventricosa "red", so it would be almost like remaking the original ventrata, but still might get some variation.....
 
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Looks like it. Those appear a lot longer than they were when the flowers opened, so either the pollination was a success or we've got one of those rare fakers out there.
 

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Good. We should have lots of seed then. Fingers crossed its not faking it.
 
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Looks like you have a male Miranda, just like mine. I've heard the males are sterile, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.....
And the seed pods are looking great!
 
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Yep, there's something growing in those pods. Looks like it's time for all the mirandas to flower, too, as I'm collecting pollen on mine right now...
 

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I'm thinking about cutting the flower off of my miranda. I mean, who wants miranda pollen?

I'd love to have a miranda/truncata hybrid though.
 
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I'm thinking about cutting the flower off of my miranda. I mean, who wants miranda pollen?

I'd love to have a miranda/truncata hybrid though.

I think there ought to be a lot more Miranda hybrids, but I'm thinking the fact that the common clone is sterile has a lot to do with it. If I end up with my clone being "sterile", at least I still have a mixta flowering as well.
 
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