Hippeastrum Brasilianum

Started by Phrbrock, March 03, 2024, 06:07:05 PM

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I have 3 different clones of h.brasilianum and one has decided to bless me with flowers for the first time. I would like to self this one and I've read they are self fertile and then some say they aren't. Does anyone in the states have experience with getting seed from these? I would like to donate some to the SX if I can make this happen.

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I don't have any experience with the species but I recommend you try! Use a paint brush, q-tip or anything else to pollinate it. Do it as many times as you can to increase chances of selfing. Good luck!
My name is Chris. I am mainly a grower of bulbs from areas of Africa but I still grow bulbs from other regions. I grow on my balcony in sunny Southern California.


if you have a normal kitchen microwave, I recommend micorwaving the pollen before putting it on the stigma. The precise instruction how to do this is here: https://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Microwave
With this method I managed to get seeds of Hippeastrum and Albuca which I tried before in vain for many many years. It may sound more complicated than it really is. Depending on how many flowers there are, ou can try without microwaving as well, of course.
Good luck!
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