Hydro Sans

whip1 Zone 5 NE OhioJuly 22, 2012

A leaf was broken off of on of my Sansiveria. I remember Pirate Girl saying that she rooted a leaf in water, so I figured I'd give it a try.

A few months later,

View from below,

I'll let you know how it does once I pot it into the gritty mix.

Rob

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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hey Rob,

Nice work you've done there. Isn't it amazing how easily & well this works? It's like the plant is just programmed to grow, no matter what. (Nice stripe & seeming variegation, does it have an ID?)

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 10:43AM
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whip1 Zone 5 NE Ohio

Thank you. It was pretty easy. No ID for this plant. It was bought at IKEA for about $2.00 maybe 10 years ago. Here's what it looks like with another plant I split from it.

Let me know if your interested. I might have a cutting I can send you.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 11:21AM
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Ron4310

Usually if a variegated Sans is started from a leaf it will will no be variegated as a plant. It will be all green.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 11:53AM
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plantomaniac08(8)

whip1,
I'm not sure if to go WOW because you only paid $2 (about) for your Sans or go WOW because it's gorgeous!

Planto

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 11:58AM
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whip1 Zone 5 NE Ohio

Planto,
it was a lot smaller than that when I bought it. I didn't even know IKEA had plants. Worth a look if you're ever by one.

Ron,
I've heard that about the variegation. Time will tell.

Rob

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 12:30PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

Rob,
Our closest IKEA is a little over two hours away. I'm really itchin' to go there though. Now that I've seen your Sans, I'll have to!

Planto

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 8:57PM
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cactusmcharris

Rob,

Good job!

It looks like S. trifasciata f. variegata. What do you think?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 9:47AM
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whip1 Zone 5 NE Ohio

Jeff,
That's what I've always thought, but people smarter than me have said they don't think it is. The leaves that grow in full sun look different than the ones that grow in shade, so it's hard to tell.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 9:50PM
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cactusmcharris

Rob,

That quality shouldn't be used for determining what it is, as that quality's almost always true for almost any succulent plant - wild differences show themselves in sun- versus shade-grown plants. I hope you improve on my ID.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 1:55PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hey Rob,

Kind of you to offer a cutting thanks. Tho' I appreciate the offer, I'll pass w/ thanks pls., I'm not a fan of the yellow stripe & I don't have any in my collection (at least 10-12 different Sans).

I was admiring that vertical stripe on the leaf you water rooted, that's not an everyday look & that to me looks quite variegated (which the regular yellow outer stripe does not).

But again, thanks much for offering & keep up the fun experiment.

Cactus McHarris is too modest to say he's grown more than a few Sans. in his time, I've benefited from some of his as well. I'd keep is ID in the back of my head, just in case.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 6:22PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Ooops, sorry, that should read 'I'd keep his ID in the back of my head'.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 11:09PM
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