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demeterstouch

Hello! I'm somewhat seasoned so its 40% research, 60% gut feeling hah. I live in a 5a zone. I have a huge passion for carnivorous plants and cacti.

Cotyledon tomentosa

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demeterstouch

Really don't know what's going on with these. I'm not sure if it just doesn't seed or what. Any advice? #advice #bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding #closeup #pollen #pollination #pollinators

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demeterstouch

#bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding #closeup #pollen #pollination #pollinators

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Acetaker

I want to get me one of these..just have to find them first..lol!

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demeterstouch

@Acetaker if they end up seeding I'd be more than happy to send you some! I'm kinda worried they may end up not seeding but im going to give them a little while longer to see

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Acetaker

Wow❣️Alexandria that would be Fab. I hate buying online due to getting really bad plants etc..

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demeterstouch

I completely agree, I have found fantastic plants online but have never bought for fear of receiving a bad/dead or possibly infected plant. @Acetaker I have no clue on how long it'll be until it seeds but once it does I'll tag you and get info swapped so I can send you some!

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Acetaker

Thxs,keep in touch 😍 we r in Fall now so not much will be going on but a here or there pic. I've got some seeds started now to go outside in spring,they r tropicalstormcindy..so fingers crossed. I don't have a growlight so doing it by humidity growth (using baggies or plastic wrap. Pretty reliable method. I've had things sprout or grow roots from cuttings pretty quickly. Have A Great Weekend,Chat Soon❣️😁

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demeterstouch

Absolutely 😍😍 and yeah I hear you, my inside garden is about all I have to photo. I truly appreciate my growlight simply because this winter would be quite so terrible 😂 you too! Have a great weekend!

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demeterstouch

#bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding #closeup #pollen #pollination #pollinators

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demeterstouch

My sweet babe is doing just fine! I'm pretty hopeful it will produce seeds. It definitely looks like it at least in the center flower but that one is also the eldest. 🤔🤔🤔🤔 #bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding #closeup #pollen #pollination #pollinators

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demeterstouch

@pretty_paws_29 if I am successful at getting seeds you are so more than welcome to having some!

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pretty_paws_29

@demeterstouch that would be wonderful! This is so beautiful to me :) just keep me in mind and let me know! If you see anything of mine you'd like to try, just let me know. I love sharing my flowers and plants lol

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demeterstouch

I love this! I absolutely will @pretty_paws_29 !! 😍😍 Thank you!!

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demeterstouch

You can definitely tell that the center is swollen and starting to turn rich in color. This is a wonderful sign!!! This means that there is something going on in terms of getting ready possibly fruit/seed!!!! @veepaisal basically the plant is pregnant 😂😂 #bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding #closeup #pollen #pollination #pollinators

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T-Cozee

@demeterstouch very nice photo!

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veepaisal

How adorbs!

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demeterstouch

Thank you!! @veepaisal @T-Cozee

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demeterstouch

@veepaisal another photo that clearly shows the difference between male and female parts of the flower. #bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding #closeup #pollen #pollination #pollinators

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demeterstouch

This is the only flower that's hermaphroditic, the center flower is male only. Pretty interesting as I'm not sure if this is typically or not.

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demeterstouch

YouTube link to the video --> https://youtu.be/V3SWe0vpkD4

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aib

Fascinating, we have so much to learn from plants yet.

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ggirl420

Omg look! Awesome awesome awesome!!! I'm jealous 😍😙😊

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demeterstouch

Ok so @veepaisal do you see that larger bulb in the center of the pollen stems? Well the small pollen stems are actually called stamens and are the male part of the flower. But the center, larger pale colored bulb is called a pistil and that is the female part. I'm not sure about other plans but for the bear paw it appears that it has male only flowers and/or hermaphrodite (male and female) flowers. I pollinated both just to be sure.

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demeterstouch

YouTube link to the video --> https://youtu.be/V3SWe0vpkD4

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veepaisal

Ooh that's interesting!!!!! I learn something new everyday on GT! Thanks Alexandria @demeterstouch

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demeterstouch

Heh no problem!! Happy to help!! 😍

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demeterstouch

#bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding #closeup #pollen #pollination #pollinators

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veepaisal

Nice! I just watched the vid! So what's the pollinating do for these succulents anyway? So that they'll produce more??

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demeterstouch

As far as I can tell pollinating the flowers results in little fruits bearing heaps of seeds. I don't know if it's possible to do with the Bears Paw but I know there are certain types of cactuses that will bear fruit with seeds in them so I figured it was worth a shot.

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demeterstouch

Female (or a more correct term of hermaphrodite) flower opened up on the right so I finally had a chance to pollinate. Kinda panicked because the male flower in the center started to close. I wanted to make double sure the female got plenty of pollen for the best chance of getting seed. Female (or a more correct term of hermaphrodite) flower opened up on the right so I finally had a chance to pollinate.

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demeterstouch

Will have a link to my YouTube video of how I did the pollinating. Keep in mind I only have my phone and two hands (aka the video is terrible and I was focusing so much that I didn't even talk throughout the video 😂) will post link as soon as it's uploaded

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demeterstouch

@veepaisal https://youtu.be/V3SWe0vpkD4

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demeterstouch

#bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding #closeup #pollen #pollination #pollinators

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demeterstouch

#bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding

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demeterstouch

#bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding

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demeterstouch

Such beautiful flowers!!! #bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding

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demeterstouch

@ggirl420 the second bud is about to open!

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ggirl420

I'm in love 😍😍😍

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demeterstouch

Isn't it adorable?! I'm excited to pollinate them once the second flower opens up. I'm hoping if I do it'll result and seeds

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veepaisal

I'm curious as to how to pollinate them

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demeterstouch

@veepaisal I can post a video to my YT when the second bud opens on how I do pollinate them if you'd like! Other than that you can use a q-tip or a small paint brush to gather the pollen and add to the female parts of the plant and just transfer the pollen to them. As far as I know this is how you can pollenate most things!

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veepaisal

lol I'm confused as to where the "female parts" are located at lol but a YT vid would be helpful

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demeterstouch

@veepaisal so I failed terribly at doing a video. I'll still post it and send you the link but just so you know I don't talk to much throughout the video 😂😂 I'll post pictures with a description that way the video will make a little bit more sense when you watch it.

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veepaisal

Lol ok! Thank you Alexandria @demeterstouch

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demeterstouch

Gorgeous little flower 😍♥️😍♥️😍 #bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding

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demeterstouch

@ggirl420 the bud opened!!!

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ggirl420

BEAUTIFUL!!!! 😍😍 Congrats 💕

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demeterstouch

@ggirl420 thank you 😍😍😍😍

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Muzz67

Ooooooohhhhh! So lovely 😍

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ggirl420

I'm going to take a picture of what I think is a bear claw. No blooms but a very long upward vine (?) .I have no idea what it is! Gimme a few, want you to see it!😉😘

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demeterstouch

So pretty!! #bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding

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demeterstouch

Flower bud finally opened up 😍😍😍 #bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding

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demeterstouch

This one has little leaves down in the bottom right corner. They actually look like mini paws and this leads me to believe that the buds in the later post are actually flower buds. Anyone wanna either confirm or deny this??? #advice #bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding #help #identify

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demeterstouch

Another view of the buds (either flower buds or new 'paws'.) Help! #advice #bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding #help #identify

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demeterstouch

Update: it's confirmed to be flower buds. These plants flower mid Autumn and it early Autumn here but since our nights are so cold and these are still outside primarily, it does not surprise to me have buds already!

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demeterstouch

Not sure if these are flowers? Or if they are new 'paws' growing? Any advice?? #advice #bearspaw #succulent #succulents #flower #flowering #newgrowth #flowers #flowerbud #budding

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ggirl420

😍

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demeterstouch

@ggirl420 found out today that it is flower buds 😍😍

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ggirl420

Please take pics so I can see the blooms 😍😘 I believe that I have one of these cuties! I will take a pic for you to see! I'd love your input 😊😋

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demeterstouch

Will do! I moved then indoors and under the grow light to get the best blooms. I'm hoping I'll be able to pollinate them and get seeds. We'll see 🙄

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ggirl420

I'm going to take of mine. I'm not 100% it is the samevone. I love the blooms you are getting!!! Mine is a tad different. I'm going to take a picture, mayme you tell me more about it! 😗😙😚

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