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Kedrostis africana babies

Posted by kaktuskris 6 NH (barharbor75@yahoo.com) on
Sat, Jan 25, 14 at 16:44

These germinated quickly...Anyone here familiar with this plant? It can develop a very nice caudex from what I have seen.

Christopher


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RE: Kedrostis africana babies

Chris, where did you get your seed. It does look like it gets a huge caudex from the references below.

Howard

http://www.bihrmann.com/caudiciforms/subs/ked-afr-sub.asp

http://www.bihrmann.com/caudiciforms/subs/ked-afs-sub.asp


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Howard,

An acquaintance gave me the seed. I did do some online research, as this is not a common plant, also known as Baboon's Cucumber. Some plants had mighty fine caudexes, or is it caudices? I am hoping for some nice ones on these seedlings.

Christopher


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Did you provide the seed with any special treatment? I have some seed it plan on sowing soon.

Mark


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I did not treat these at all, germination within a week. Just kept it warm and covered with plastic until germination.

Christopher


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Here is a photo of what a mature specimen listed, from the site Howard listed...

Christopher


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Thanks for the info Christopher! I hope to get those started soon.

I hope I can get a plant as big as that one!


Mark


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Update...Growing taller...

Christopher


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Update...These babies are starting to put out tiny tendrils...

Christopher

This post was edited by kaktuskris on Sat, Feb 15, 14 at 15:21


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RE: Kedrostis africana babies

Beautiful!!

Great job, Christopher !!!

Laura


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Thank you, my friend...These are new to me, not very common, saw some photos of gorgeous caudices on these babies...

All the best.

Christopher


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Oh wow! They grow fast! My seedlings just sprouted a few days ago. I also have some Kedrostis leloja seedlings coming up.

Mark


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Excellent job Chris.....I know theyw ill turn out great for you one day...Just time and patience along with your good care!

Keeping my fingers crossed for an early spring!

Mike


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Thanks, looking forward to see how the caudex develops on thess.

Christopher


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Here are my seedlings.. I finally uploaded the pic. I am starting to expose them to air. I hope to get some good growth this year.

Mark


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