It’s my first for Heliamphora, 2 flower stalk forming

John Yates

Carnivorous Plant Addict
heli flowers can be selfed very easy , the fist flower is pollen collection , unless you have pollen from another plant then u can make a hybrid, the anther need to be buzz stimulated to release the pollen, i use a tuning fork ,u can use any other vibrating tool to do it , tooth brush for instances with a adopted replacment than the brush . i did a post some here below how to do it i think :)
 

Les serres de Paolo Inc.

Carnivorous Plant Addict
heli flowers can be selfed very easy , the fist flower is pollen collection , unless you have pollen from another plant then u can make a hybrid, the anther need to be buzz stimulated to release the pollen, i use a tuning fork ,u can use any other vibrating tool to do it , tooth brush for instances with a adopted replacment than the brush . i did a post some here below how to do it i think :)
Good idea with an electric tooth brush! Will try it on my third flower stalk as I failed my 2 first attemp :(
 

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
I use a tuning fork. The collection day seems a bit critical. I try an anther and if no free flow of pollen, try again. When I get a good flow, I finish all the anthers. I posted my method somewhere on the forum.
 
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