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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote In this video I have fun playing the Bee and self pollinate my Rebutia pygmae cactus. CONTINUED BELOW….. ★ Check out my website http://www.desertplantsofavalon.com/ ★ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DesertPlantsOfAvalon ★ Twitter https://twitter.com/plantsofavalon Thank you for watching, please give me a Like and I would love you to SUBSCRIBE for regular updates and take a look at my other Cacti and Succulent and nature videos to see my weird and wacky cacti and other succulent plants up close and personal. HAPPY GROWING GUY’S 🙂 Royalty Free Music Music By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Video Rating: / 5

11 Comments

  • Orchid and more 1 year ago

    My epiphyllum cactus dosent want to bloom

  • Jason Howell 1 year ago

    Great video! I hope you get seeds! I might try this with my Rebutia that's flowering right now.

  • Midwest Gardener 1 year ago

    How many years can an average cactus seed remain viable? Just wondering if you had some sort of a cacti seed bank going.

  • Bianca Weißer 1 year ago

    Hy Lyn,
    the plant that you pollinatet to itself was formerly known as "Mediolobivia pygmaea". Today the Mediolobivias, the Aylostera (like your "Rebutia muscula") and the "true" Rebutias are all named "Rebutia", though they have only the outer appearance in common. Genetically they are all different, and you cannot cross-pollinate a Mediolobivia with a true Rebutia or Aylostera.
    Unfortunately, the Mediolobivias, like the one you show here, are self-sterile. I never had success in pollinating a Mediolobivia to itself. You will need a second plant of another origin to get seeds.
    The true Rebutia is self-fertile and some (but only few) of the Aylostera.
    I have about 30 different Mediolobivias. If you would like to have some cuttings ore seedlings ore seeds – tell me :-)

  • 1st508th Airborne 1 year ago

    Pretty flowers. Good luck with getting seeds. :-)

  • Hans Müller 1 year ago

    Lovely Lyn!!!
    In the 70-ties I had a lot of Rebutia and Aylostera and I allways got seeds from them. The growness was about 85% so I was satisfied. 🙂 This R. pygmae is so sweet!!!
    XXXXXX <3

  • Fran Natura 1 year ago

    Que lindas flores Lyn, espero de um dia poder polinizar algun dos meus cactos tambèm!!! Um forte abraço!

  • shane walsh 1 year ago

    I cross pollinated xchamaelobivia hybrids 2 weeks ago the flower stem is swollen in the base of a few of the flowers so i think it could be a success,i sowed rebutia kraizeanna and rebutia pygmea seeds,good germination with those and all from home saved seed.rebutia need cool conditions for germination,so sow either spring or autumn(fall).so next year ill send a few your way Lyn.have a great weekend.

  • Bob Lt (BobMel's Gardening) 1 year ago

    Good luck with it Lyn. I am sure it worked. Best wishes Bob.

  • MouseLilly 1 year ago

    Oh I can't wait to see if it takes and the seed pods! Such beautiful blooms looks like the sunset! Have a beautiful Irish day :)

  • Outdoors And Botanical 1 year ago

    my Christmas cactus flowers a couple weeks ago, 1 flower opened and was old and another was new. I tried crossing the white with brown. and the brown (new flower) took but the white didn't. now the wait is on. but it will be interesting, because I've never seen a Xmas cacti seed pod in real live. and I've never pollinated a cacti before… so I'm exited to see what happens

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