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Harvesting Seeds From Erios

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Species' started by Chad, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Chad

    Chad Member

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    I started some erio polaris from seeds a few months ago. I had great germination rate and zero losses while transferring the plants into an aquarium. I left some of the plants in my humidity chamber and they have started to flower. I would love to harvest the seeds and go full-circle with this plant but I am not sure on how to continue. The flower started about a week ago, I attacked the bulb of the plant with the tip of a screw to try and germinate the seeds. The only resource I could find was here: https://eriocaulon.com/text22.html

    I am going to wait a day and snip the bulb. I really don't know what I should be doing but I will keep you guys posted on the results.

    This is the info I could find:

    Any help would be awesome.

    It seems like maybe I am too late to harvest the seeds? Also some of the plants in the aquarium are starting to send flower stalks up. Anywho, here are some pics.

    Big flower and a small guy coming up in the back right.
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    Under water flower starting
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    got tubs?
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    Early erio hainian island preview
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    Hey Chad, great post as well as photos...

    I’ve been seeing a few of my Eriocaulon Polaris’ send stalks up, around 6 on one and 4 on another. I have also read the article on https://eriocaulon.com/text22.html; you seem to know about erios, this part has me questioning...

    Can I pollinate the flowers of the Eriocaulon Polaris with other flowers from the same plant, or does it need to be from a seperate one?
     
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    Warning, I'm walking in to this blind.

    I think the flower is both male and female. the pedals are male and the seeds female?

    Bugs pollinate the plant just by humping it. We can pollinate the plants with a paint brush by just jabbing it.

    I think we need to wait for the plants to have more flower stalks. 4-5 or so according to the site, again not exactly sure.

    Really hard to say. I have been plucking the stems from the erios that are under water. Leaving the stems in my emersed tub.

    Thanks for the post cdaJiv, I will keep you updated.
     
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    Ok I have my Eriocaulon Polaris completely emersed which has been working wonderfully, yours is partially submerged?
     
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    I submerged about 30 plants once they got the size of a pea and left another 10 or so emersed. They both seem to be doing fine. The under water plants do grow a little faster though.
     
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