Re: [IGS] Sarcaulon vanderietiae

Thank you for the advise I will try it and let you know how it turns out.
BTW I regret to have to tell you that I lost the O. retrofracta you sent me.
The good news is the other two are still alive and waiting to come to life
later on.
-----Original Message-----
From: Peter J. Liekkio <pliekkio@CONNECTEXPRESS.COM>
Date: Sunday, July 05, 1998 12:00 AM
Subject: Re: Sarcaulon vanderietiae

>-----Original Message-----
>From: rhoades, collin <spiderjerusalem@DOOR.NET>
>>My Sarcaulon has by far become one of my favorite plants even surpassing
>>new Brighamia. I noticed today the I believe it has begun to set seed. One
>>of the flowers has lost all of its petals and has a large growth. How can
>>hand ploinate some of the other flowers.
>A small paint brush or a piece of tissue or toilet paper rolled up to form
>small quill can be used to transfer pollen.
>I always have used multiple clones but I do think S. vanderietiae will
>Some of the other Sarcos have not selfed for me.
>> Also how can you tell when the
>>seeds are ready to be harvested and does the plant shoot off it seeds or
>>anything I should be aware of. these may be odd questions but I do not
>>the ones to ask.
>The seeds will change color and quickly spiral off into neighboring pots.
>find that a bit of white glue put on the top of the awl allows the seeds to
>mature but keeps them together for easy harvest.
>Keep Growing
>Pete Liekkio
>Seattle Washington

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