Re: Butterworts
Mon, 24 Apr 1995 08:12:55 +0930


>Having no experience pollinating CP's, are Butterworts
>self-polllinating? I have 3 Butterworts that are just about to
>bloom. Any help would be great.

To be honest, I'm not sure if any of them are self-pollinating.
>From my experience, it is necessary to pollinate the flowers.
This can easily be achieved by using a toothpick to tranfer
pollen from the anthers, which are hidden under a flap in the
"throat" of the flower, to the stigma, which is quite visible at
the "mouth" of the flower. There is a good drawing of a cut away
flower in one of the cp books, I think it's Pietropaolo book.
Anyway practice makes perfect.

Best of Luck

P.S. I find that some mood music and a good bottle of red helps