Strange babies.

roberto2October 14, 2012

here again to show You something abnormal: these two trifasciata plants are producing pups that don't look like their mothers at all. The first photo is of a "laurentii silver" but the pup looks like "moonshine". The second is a common laurentii plant with an extra-wide yellow band. The pup is definitely pale green (look at the normal green plants in the background). Well, I suspect this is nothing new: adult leaves of "moonshine" and"silver queen" turn dark green; the pale pup is possibly born to be (and to die...) albino.

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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

time will tell. Show us in spring. Love to see how they turn out.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 7:51PM
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woodnative(6)

Neat! They both seem to be sporting! The second does appear to be "albino" which will not survive on their own. The upper plant looks like it has a layer of green under the pale so maybe it will be fine.......please post again when they open up more. You don't live near a nuclear plant by chance do you...... ; )

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 8:17AM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Roberto,
Welcome back to our forum. Also looking over my pictures of my collection. I found some like your first one. In low light, they do come out pale but darken up in a month or two. Also some of my futura come out like your bottom one. The pale green turns to yellow but takes some months. That's why I sugested to see what happens in time. If that bottom on stays on the all yellow side, I think I would try to talk you into a section. I love it.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 1:02PM
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woodnative(6)

Stush-
That is very interesting! I did not thnk those started out THAT light.....it does almost look the color of 'Moonshine' there. On that first plant the small pup looks like it will darken....rereading I think that was what was being asked about. I was looking at the taller "pup" that looks yellow/albino to me. I had a hahni once that produced some pups like that (totally pale/yellow) and did not survive once removed from the mother. Stush I think you nailed his question though........and they say "a picture is worth a thousand words" your photo backs it up. For some reason I always have had trouble with laureni 'Silver'.......not sure why and I wonder if it was my particular plant/clone or something in my growing conditions it did not like.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 1:28PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Radiactive San's is exactly the first thought that came to my mind..lol

The second was..Is there such a sthing as an 'Albino' Sans?

I think they are very nice looking. That yellow one, is that normal?

Mike:-)

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 1:39PM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

All yellow is not normal. It may die or be so weak that it would take an expret to keep alive. Must need more green to feed the plant. I did see some all yellow hahnii from UK called Solid Gold. Michael Phillips sansevieria trifasciata varieties pictures;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10449510@N05/sets/72157601287462789/

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 5:16PM
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roberto2

Six weeks after my post, the babies are now fully grown up:


Regular silver laurentii.

Albino pup (slowly turning pale yellow from pale green, but yet very fast growing).

...and this one????

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 4:41AM
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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

I was unimpressed til that very last pic...I really like that guy, any hints at his origin?

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 11:29PM
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roberto2

It is from a clump of hahnii jade marginata. I guess something was wrong in its meristem, but it is impossible to look down into the deep center of the rosette.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 6:14AM
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