Re: Pollinating Flowers

> From: "Williams, Rochelle - DCSPIM" <williaro at ftmcphsn-emh1_army.mil>
> Date: Sat, 01 Jun 1996 10:43:08 -0400
> Subject: Flowering Aponogeton
> Hi, all!  I found a flower stalk growing from my 18" tall aponogeton
> longiplumolosus and moved it to grow out of the aquarium rather than getting
> caught under the glass.  The "Aquarium Plants" book by Barry James says "the
> seeds that form germinate readily in the gravel."  How do I pollinate the
> flowers once they form? 

Just use an artist's paint brush and brush along the flowers.

 What are the best conditions to produce new plants?

The same conditions for mature plants but you need to ensure that nothing 
disrupts the gravel (i.e., like fish).

Bob Hoffman
Huntington Beach Orchids