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> I was wondering what the best way to ensure pollination of plant's flowers
> is, as most of our aquariums are a little short on bees to take care of it
> for us. Specifically, my Apons and an Ozelot sword I recently acquired
> (thanks Sylvia!), as well as a stem plant whose name I can't remember at
> moment are flowering like mad, and I'm always happy to grow new plants. My
> initial thought was using a q-tip to rub the pistil and stamen on each
> flower, transferring pollen, but I'm not sure if this is a good idea. As
> always, all help is greatly appreciated.
Cotton swabs (eg. Q-tips) work well. I've heard that Apnogetons require
cross-pollination from two separate plants of the same species.