How to pollinate Asclepiads?

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mmcavall
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How to pollinate Asclepiads?

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I have for the first time different plants of the same species in bloom (Huernia, Stapelias, and others). I would like to polinate them. Does anyone know how to proceed? How do I know the flower is ready? The pollen is visible?
Thanks in advance for any tip.
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Re: How to pollinate Asclepiads?

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I would try to attract some flies, and let them do the work for you. Any dead animals lying around that can attract flies? Place your flowering stapeliads next to it and just sit and wait...
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If your cacti mess in your job just forget about the job.
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Re: How to pollinate Asclepiads?

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Wow, George,It is more complicated than I thought! Better follow Aiko's suggestion :lol:

I will re read the text and see if I can do it...

Thank you both for answering!
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Thank you both for answering!
:cheers:

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Here is a bee in my garden with some pollen sacs of Asciepias speciosa attached to its legs. With other succulent stapelids you will probably need to train some local flies.
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We can even see here some flowers from witch pollen sacs have been already partially removed by insects.

http://www2.arnes.si/~sspimule/jest/Cla ... linate.htm
Good luck!
If your cacti mess in your job just forget about the job.
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