Growing conditions forum: Let's make some new Hoyas - POLLENATE!

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Iochroma
Mar 1, 2012 11:12 AM CST
Name: David
San Francisco Bay area
From the diagram I gather that once the wishbone-shaped pollinarium are out of the father flower, one slides it into the grove between the lobes of the corona on the mother flower. Only one wing of the pollinarium needs to be in the groove; the other will be sticking out on the top side of the groove.

I know this doesn't sound very clear; I'll see if I can't improve my explanation later.
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ImageHoyaDoug
Mar 1, 2012 12:14 PM CST
Name: Doug
Lamoille County, VT
Thanks for the explanation Dave. If you do get permission, from Ed to post the drawing that would be great. I wish I didn't have to spend 50 hours a week at work, I would love to work on trying to pollinate a couple of my flowers. Even if it was not a cross, it would be fun to say that I was able to pollinate one of my flowers. There is just so little time to play around with such stuff. Work just gets in the way of all of my interests!
Iochroma
Mar 1, 2012 1:57 PM CST
Name: David
San Francisco Bay area
Oh Doug, on the too much work comment, I hear ya....

Good news is once you get the hang of it, moving the pollinia around is pretty quick. I hear the "take" percentage is pretty low, however. I am looking forward to the first time I ever get a pod to form.

I have an ancient botany degree, and I have dissected a lot of flowers, but the botany of the Asclepiads is so wierd and varied, there is no place that explains it well. I think orchids are easier to understand.
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AlohaHoya
Jun 15, 2012 10:11 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Speaking of....a friend of mine is very successful pollinating certain hoyas...and he just sent me seeds from 3 crosses.... I just knew I had saved these empty containers for a good reason!!!! He has made about 20 successful crosses and is making more...maybe someday there will be something really unique to share. In the meantime, growing them out is fun!!!Thumb of 2012-06-15/AlohaHoya/82f13c
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageJulieK
Jun 15, 2012 11:23 AM CST
Name: Julie Kennedy
UK
Oh, looks good enough to eat Big Grin
Susan727
Jun 15, 2012 2:21 PM CST
This is interesting. Not for me, tho. Will enjoy hearing about your successes.

Susan
Imagepropmaker
Jun 20, 2012 4:53 PM CST
Name: Dominic Murray
Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Oh I hate to be a stick in the mud, but I do think creating ' home made ' hybrids is a bad idea, epsecially when so many new species are being collected / identified. Given 10 years of successful 'cross pollinating'....which is very unlikely anyhow ....may as well throw in the towel trying to recognise species..confusing enough already.....sorry.
AlohaHoya
Jun 20, 2012 6:49 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Dom...I agree with you! However....as long as new species are being collected, and as long as collectors remain faithful to keep the labels' integrity (and understand that H. aff. XYZ is not the same as H. XYZ), selected crosses could improve some of the material for the home grower. Just like with orchids, those who collect species orchids are a breed apart....and most of the others really just like the pretty flowers. Like orchids, the labels must remain complete. If only a select few crosses are let into circulation....? There are already some in circulation, and many are an improvement over their 'parents' (the self pollinated ones).... Just saying there may be room for all...but labels MUST maintain their integrity.
Leap. The net will appear.
DianaGale
Jul 23, 2013 1:50 PM CST
Question... [novice :)] -

can't you just hold the 2 flowers very close together and shake them around a bit to get the pollen flying?
AlohaHoya
Jul 24, 2013 11:31 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Not quite...they are very difficult to cross manually. VERY. There are a few who have been successful and a fellow in Idaho has been crossing some really different Hoyas...and the crosses are proving very interesting...
Leap. The net will appear.
DianaGale
Jul 25, 2013 4:19 PM CST
can't wait to see those! are those called 'cultivars' ?
AlohaHoya
Jul 25, 2013 7:54 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Yes...cultivars. Known as hybrids.
Leap. The net will appear.
Imageamberm
Jul 28, 2013 8:10 AM CST
Name: amber mcmyne
lisle, new york
i think that since i have a few hoyas blooming right now i might go out and at lease try and pollinate them... wont try for crosses right yet, would like to just see if i can pollinate them first
enjoy that which god has given us... family, friends... and plants!
plumania
Jul 28, 2013 9:36 AM CST
Name: Alka
South Florida
Or just hand them outside in a buggy place. I had 3 pods on verticillata this year. I did not know how many days it takes for them to open as this was first time pods remained on the plant, but I think it took appx. 45 days for them to open. I was only able to collect a few seeds since it was too late by the time I noticed they opened. I just put the seeds back in pots. May be they will grow, may be not.
This plant is hanging where there are too many bugs-butterflies, moths, mosquitoes etc. etc.
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Imageamberm
Jul 29, 2013 7:57 AM CST
Name: amber mcmyne
lisle, new york
i think maybe next year when im able to have some milkweed blooming ill try and hang them out by the milk weed... im thinking that maybe because they are so closely related they might share a closley related pollinator
enjoy that which god has given us... family, friends... and plants!

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