What is at the end of this?

loucolo(5 colorado)July 2, 2004

Hi,

A few months ago my Sansevieria Mason and Rauh bloomed.

Now at the end of the stem where the flowers once were is a small orange colored round ball. It really looks like a miniature orange on the tip.

Does anyone know what this might be?

Thanks,

Ellie

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marguerite_gw

Sounds like a seed, doesn't it, Ellie?

    Bookmark   July 2, 2004 at 10:33AM
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Cena(S CA 10A)

Great news Ellie!

I would bet you have a fertilized seed pod. I haven't managed this on a Sans yet, but I imagine that as it ripens, there will be color changes, and a split should occur along the case when the seed is ready for broadcast. A trick with aloe seeds is to afix a panty hose tip end, cut, or the short ones worn with pants, whose name I can not remember. If the case opens while you are away, or not paying attention, the panty hose should contain the seed. You can tape the open ends to the stalk in a perfect world...

Keep us updated, please? I would be so excited to have seed on one of my Sans.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2004 at 6:59PM
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loucolo(5 colorado)

Thanks Marguerite and Cena.

Yes, that was my thought too, that it is a seed pod but I've never been lucky enough to have one before this.
That's a great idea Cena, to contain the seed the way you suggested. I'll give that a try but I have never had good luck planting things indoors from seed.
Will see what happens down the road.

Thanks ladies.

Ellie

    Bookmark   July 2, 2004 at 7:29PM
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russ_fla(9)

Hi. It's a seed. If it's bright orange, and the pulp is
soft, it's ready to plant. There will be one large seed
inside, not many small ones. I wash the orange pulp off,
and plant it in a small pot in well draining mix. Don't plant it any deeper than the width of the seed. I've seen
them germinate just lying on the top of the soil. May take
several weeks before you see a plant, but small Sansevierias
are fairly fast growing.

Hi Marguerite, I owe you a post!!
Russ
central Fla

    Bookmark   July 2, 2004 at 9:04PM
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loucolo(5 colorado)

Hi Russ,
Well thank you for that info.!
I've always just taken a cutting if the plant is large enough and never had it progress enough to produce seed.

Ellie

    Bookmark   July 3, 2004 at 9:37AM
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loucolo(5 colorado)

Hi Russ in Florida and Cena,

Well Russ, thanks for the information about planting the
seed from the Mason and Rauh sansevieria.

I followed your instructions and guess what?
I have the tiniest, cutest little sans growing under a light.
It took barely 3 weeks to germinate.

Voila!

Ellie

    Bookmark   July 31, 2004 at 4:17PM
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APRIL_823(Z9 TEXAS)

Congratulations!

    Bookmark   August 2, 2004 at 12:15PM
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Cena(S CA 10A)

Wow, Ellie! That is Too Cool!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2004 at 1:14AM
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marguerite_gw

Hi, Russ, how're you doing?

    Bookmark   August 7, 2004 at 2:34PM
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loucolo(5 colorado)

Hi all,

I'm posting a photo of the new little sans in the gallery.
Isn't this a cutie?

Ellie

    Bookmark   August 8, 2004 at 9:20PM
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