Experiments with amaryllis ‘Papilio’ Pollination
i was lucky enough that my Papilio amaryllis bloomed earlier in February and i collected a lot of pollen for experiments.first of all i pollinated amaryllis Papilio with H. lima,s pollen which was also blooming then and i was lucky again that Papilio excepted pollen of lima and seed pod start swelling.here are two seed pods of papilio now after 4 weeks of time..
i am hopeful that i will manage to get few viable seeds from this cross (Papilio X Lima) because Papilio is known as a fertile mother and i have seen many successful photos of cross with amaryllis Papilio as mother..
TO utilize the pollen best now i have used Papilio pollen on many hybrids like Exotic Star,BabyDoll,Exotica,half & half and result is very satisfactory.few seed pods are forming and i am hopeful for ripe seeds of these croses.
papilio seed pods are ready to open they are almost dry.i am hopeful that i will get few viable seeds from this cross (papilio X lima)…seed pods are healthy and fat.
exotica X Pailio seed pods are also going healthy promising in shape.soon wait will be over and i will get seeds or all all effort will go waste..but it is part of game…i will further update after few days.
at last today after 5 weeks wait one Papilio seed pod dried and i harvested almost 70 seeds.it took 5 weeks from pollination to harvesting..seeds look very fat and live…now these are ready to be planted in trays.
success with grace of ALLAH….05-05-2018
it was on my wish list from long time to pollinate papilio and get seedlings,at last i am successful and almost 80 % seeds are sending green leaves…seeds which i floated in water are also ready to transplant in potting mix.now at least 3 years wait is very difficult but it is part of gardening..i will continue to update seedlings growth on this post…
happy gardening..hammad (admin)