Kedrostis africana babies

kaktuskris(5)January 25, 2014

These germinated quickly...Anyone here familiar with this plant? It can develop a very nice caudex from what I have seen.

Christopher

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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Chris, where did you get your seed. It does look like it gets a huge caudex from the references below.

Howard

http://www.bihrmann.com/caudiciforms/subs/ked-afr-sub.asp

http://www.bihrmann.com/caudiciforms/subs/ked-afs-sub.asp

    Bookmark   January 25, 2014 at 6:02PM
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kaktuskris(5)

Howard,

An acquaintance gave me the seed. I did do some online research, as this is not a common plant, also known as Baboon's Cucumber. Some plants had mighty fine caudexes, or is it caudices? I am hoping for some nice ones on these seedlings.

Christopher

    Bookmark   January 25, 2014 at 7:57PM
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maark23 TX/8a

Did you provide the seed with any special treatment? I have some seed it plan on sowing soon.

Mark

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 1:38PM
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kaktuskris(5)

I did not treat these at all, germination within a week. Just kept it warm and covered with plastic until germination.

Christopher

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 4:44PM
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kaktuskris(5)

Here is a photo of what a mature specimen listed, from the site Howard listed...

Christopher

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 10:02PM
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maark23 TX/8a

Thanks for the info Christopher! I hope to get those started soon.

I hope I can get a plant as big as that one!

Mark

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 10:43PM
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kaktuskris(5)

Update...Growing taller...

Christopher

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 9:50PM
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kaktuskris(5)

Update...These babies are starting to put out tiny tendrils...

Christopher

This post was edited by kaktuskris on Sat, Feb 15, 14 at 15:21

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 3:17PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Beautiful!!

Great job, Christopher !!!

Laura

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 5:16PM
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kaktuskris(5)

Thank you, my friend...These are new to me, not very common, saw some photos of gorgeous caudices on these babies...

All the best.

Christopher

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 6:39PM
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maark23 TX/8a

Oh wow! They grow fast! My seedlings just sprouted a few days ago. I also have some Kedrostis leloja seedlings coming up.

Mark

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 10:58AM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Excellent job Chris.....I know theyw ill turn out great for you one day...Just time and patience along with your good care!

Keeping my fingers crossed for an early spring!

Mike

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 12:33PM
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kaktuskris(5)

Thanks, looking forward to see how the caudex develops on thess.

Christopher

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 9:44PM
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maark23 TX/8a

Here are my seedlings.. I finally uploaded the pic. I am starting to expose them to air. I hope to get some good growth this year.

Mark

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 7:55PM
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