S. parva variegated

woodnative(6)July 21, 2013

I LOVE this plant but it has been heck to grow. Someone VERY kindly sent me this plant. It produced two very pale pups in 2011 and one in 2012. The variegation was better towards the top of the plant so last fall I cut it in half. Both halves are fine.......this is the top half and I hope hope hope it replicates itself this year. I would like at least one spare and would hate to lost it! Anyone else here growing this?

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VGardenProject

It is very handsome

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 11:07PM
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barbmock

Hi Chris,

I have a couple other variegated parvas. They haven't been a problem so far. Here's a couple of pics. This one is S. parva Gilt Edge

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 8:37PM
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barbmock

This one is S. parva White. It was a rainy day today and the colors are off. Actually, every day has been rainy for weeks and weeks. The sans don't seem to mind though.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 8:43PM
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woodnative(6)

VGP Thank you. Bmock your plants look very happy and well-grown. Great job!!! I have the white variegated parva too, in your second photo. Despite all the white it is still a very vigorous grower. S. parva in general is pretty darn vigorous. This randomly variegated yellow plant is, of r some reason, notoriously slow. On top of that the variegation pattern is unstable.....making a double whammy.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 7:54AM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

I also got the Parva White like Bmock but not nearly as nice as hers. After growing one all winter with no new growth but no leaf loss. It just died for me. Trying again with same results. Hope something changes here for me.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 3:06PM
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barbmock

Chris, looks like you are having good luck, your plant is lookin' good. Sometimes the challenge is a good part of the fun. Probably the reason it's not more common.
Stush, I hope your white parva gets going this summer. Good luck with it.
I do think our southern climate is helpful in growing sans. When I lived in south Fla., it was just too easy to grow almost anything. Georgia is almost like Fla in the summer.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 4:20PM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Thank you Bmock for the encouraging words. I wish I could grow them like Woodnative. His is so nice so are yours. Mine is just existing. Waiting for new growth. My other sans are doing fine. I love this time of year. Nothing like seeing new growth in the form of offsets (pups). Maybe next year or so I could add a Parva yellow to my collection. After I see what becomes of the Parva white.
Stush

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 9:46AM
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Michaela(z6+ TN)

I used to have parva yellow, but I gave it away to a better grower because I was losing it. I think its hard to keep. I can keep parva white, but not parva yellow. Very strange. Best of luck to you, Chris!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2013 at 7:58PM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Great news, got new growth on my parva white. All 3 of them. No happy dance untill I see pups.
Stush

    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 3:57PM
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Michaela(z6+ TN)

Ha, Mr. Stush! Given your track record you better put off any dancing until after the coming winter is over :-)

    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 7:45PM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Mike,
On my past plants, I got no new growth and no leaf loss. It just sat there. This time I got growth!! Also I think I found out why I had the big loss. I will not tell untill I survive this winter.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 12:28PM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Ok, here's mine. I ment to say all 4 of them. Not as nice as some but it is starting to grow.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 5:17PM
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Solar_Storm(24 CA)

I'm late to this thread but wanted you to see my variegated parva. I just took the pictiure and pot out of 1" water. I don't have any of the white variegated parva, but looking. I also have the gilt edge (yellow), but it's pups tend to revert to normal.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 2:23PM
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barbmock

Hi Solar Storm,

That's a nice parva. Looks to be the same as Woodnative's. It's so interesting that you can actually grow it sitting in water. We have all heard so much about growing sans with good drainage, letting them dry out, etc, etc, it is good to hear about a different approach. Sans must really be adaptable to grow in so many different conditions. Please keep posting your photos!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 4:54PM
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woodnative(6)

I had cut this plant in half. Both top and bottom rooted and I finally got some one nice variegated pup from the top half and another looks like it is forming. On top of that......it is now flowering!! This is on the windowsill at home. The bottome half continues to produce mostly albino pups but I did also get one with some pigment on it. Cutting the original in half was a good idea. This is a tricky plant but I like it!!

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 7:41PM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Chris,
Very good on your part. Are you going to pollinate it and maybe get seeds? The seedlings may revert back to an all green plant. I myself will not try. Also I think it will give a death signal to main stock. But It will pup out.
The white parva that I got also had a bloom stock. It died but I got 4 new pups from it. All nicer than the main plant.
Stush

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 3:10PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Very nice!

Josh

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 8:37PM
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woodnative(6)

Four small seed pods. I guess it is self fertile

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 7:32PM
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