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Cross pollinated . . .

Postby Cereusly » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:26 am

. . . Astrophytum asterias and Leuchtenbergia principis yesterday . . . hopefully it was successful. Cereusly, Tony
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Re: Cross pollinated . . .

Postby CactusFanDan » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:35 am

I've seen Astrobergias before, so it must be possible. :) Let's hope it's successful! :D
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Re: Cross pollinated . . .

Postby gemhunter178 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:49 pm

I never knew that was possible! That's going to be quite a hybrid!
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Re: Cross pollinated . . .

Postby majcka » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:12 pm

CactusFanDan wrote:I've seen Astrobergias before, so it must be possible. :) Let's hope it's successful! :D


So are Ferobergia,Thelobergia, Ariobergia. Will you try that aswell? :-k
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Re: Cross pollinated . . .

Postby Cereusly » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:17 pm

If they bloom at the same time . . . I'll give it a try. :)
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Re: Cross pollinated . . .

Postby majcka » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:38 pm

Cereusly wrote:. . . Astrophytum asterias and Leuchtenbergia principis yesterday . . . hopefully it was successful. Cereusly, Tony


When the result will be clear. let me know who the mother is.

Just today I found out my little experiment of artificial pollination was successful. A proud mother Astrophytum capricorne var. senile gave birth to multiples. A proud father is Astrophytum capricorne var. crassispinum nudum.

It's nothing like cross pollination in your case, but it was my first attempt.
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Re: Cross pollinated . . .

Postby Tony » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:57 pm

Would love to get me hands on some of that seed if it works.
My leuchtys and astros are all growing right next to each other, but are not cooperating. :?
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Re: Cross pollinated . . .

Postby Cereusly » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:02 pm

Tony, if this happens I'll send you some seeds. Cereusly! :)
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Re: Cross pollinated . . .

Postby Saxicola » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:09 pm

I didn't realize you could cross those genera. Learned something new today! This gives me an interesting idea. Leuchtenbergia X Astrophytum caput-medusae! The hard part is finding that Astrophytum.
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Re: Cross pollinated . . .

Postby Cereusly » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:17 pm

Saxicola, now that would be an interesting cross. :)
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Re: Cross pollinated . . .

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:27 am

wow that would be pretty interesting.
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