Pollinating Copiapoa Hypogea

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EliWhitney3140
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Pollinating Copiapoa Hypogea

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This may be a silly question, but can you pollinate a Copiapoa Hypogea from one of it's pups? I have a big clump of Hypogea and a few of the cactus have flowered and I was wondering if they could be pollinated.
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Re: Pollinating Copiapoa Hypogea

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As far as I know you'll need a completely different clone to produce seeds normally. Plants grown from pups are genetically identical and won't usually produce seeds when pollenated with what is essentially itself.
That being said there are some methods for self pollination you can try, though I cannot say if they will work. I did try a cement self-pollination method on my C. hypogea and got 5 seeds out of it. Though I have not tried sowing them yet.
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Re: Pollinating Copiapoa Hypogea

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thank you for your reply, I will look into that.
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