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My little surprise.

Posted by splinter1804 (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 21, 09 at 15:13

Hi everyone,

Back on Sat. Aug 15 2009 I posted a thread called "My Little Surprise" which included some pic's of the first flowering of one of three or four seedlings I had bought under the name of Ae. Recurvata x Caudata.

There seemed to be a bit of debate about the cross, but as I said, I can only say what was on the name tag.

I self pollinated six flowers and it's fortunate I tagged the ones I did, because after the plant finished flowering it developed seed pods on what I imagine was every flower and the remainder were probably done by New Holland Honey Eaters.

I have planted a few of the seeds I pollinated and the fertility rate seems to be almost 100%, if this is possible.

I have had a few requests for seed, but even after these have been filled there will still a bit of seed left, so if anyone wants any, just send me a stamp self addressed envelope and I'll get it off to you.

All the best, Nev.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: My little surprise.

Tropiflora is selling something very similar. They don't know what it is either.

I've been growing some recurvata seedlings for over 2 years and they were probably 6 months old when I got them and they are still small little things. They sure do seem to be slow growers.

RE: My little surprise.

Hey Nev, I picked up an interesting little plant that reminded me of yours (at least the leaves). Oddly, or surprising to me at least, it is labeled orlandiana x recurvata. I would never guess that there was any orlandiana in this plant. To help compare, I'll post some pictures on your original post...

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