Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:40:59 PST
Hi Hans,

Do you mean you brush the pistil with cement powder and then pollinate it
with the pollen from the same plant? I can't imagine that cement powder
alone would do the trick without pollen. It's a neat trick and could be
very nicely applicable. I'll have to give it a try! I suspect that the high
alkalinity of cement interferes with whatever compounds on the pistil,
allowing the pollen grains to germinate.


On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 1:21 PM, Hans Huizing <hanshuizing@home.nl> wrote:

> I put some cement powder (yes cement powder) on a cotton tip and put it
> on the pistil.

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