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Hydro Sans

Posted by whip1 z5 ne Ohio (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 22, 12 at 9:56

A leaf was broken off of on of my Sansiveria. I remember Pirate Girl saying that she rooted a leaf in water, so I figured I'd give it a try.
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A few months later,
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View from below,
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I'll let you know how it does once I pot it into the gritty mix.

Rob


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RE: Hydro Sans

Hey Rob,

Nice work you've done there. Isn't it amazing how easily & well this works? It's like the plant is just programmed to grow, no matter what. (Nice stripe & seeming variegation, does it have an ID?)


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RE: Hydro Sans

  • Posted by whip1 z5 ne Ohio (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 22, 12 at 11:21

Thank you. It was pretty easy. No ID for this plant. It was bought at IKEA for about $2.00 maybe 10 years ago. Here's what it looks like with another plant I split from it.
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Let me know if your interested. I might have a cutting I can send you.


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RE: Hydro Sans

  • Posted by Ron4310 6B West Kelowna BC (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 22, 12 at 11:53

Usually if a variegated Sans is started from a leaf it will will no be variegated as a plant. It will be all green.


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RE: Hydro Sans

whip1,
I'm not sure if to go WOW because you only paid $2 (about) for your Sans or go WOW because it's gorgeous!

Planto


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RE: Hydro Sans

  • Posted by whip1 z5 ne Ohio (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 22, 12 at 12:30

Planto,
it was a lot smaller than that when I bought it. I didn't even know IKEA had plants. Worth a look if you're ever by one.

Ron,
I've heard that about the variegation. Time will tell.

Rob


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RE: Hydro Sans

Rob,
Our closest IKEA is a little over two hours away. I'm really itchin' to go there though. Now that I've seen your Sans, I'll have to!

Planto


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RE: Hydro Sans

Rob,

Good job!

It looks like S. trifasciata f. variegata. What do you think?


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RE: Hydro Sans

  • Posted by whip1 z5 ne Ohio (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 23, 12 at 21:50

Jeff,
That's what I've always thought, but people smarter than me have said they don't think it is. The leaves that grow in full sun look different than the ones that grow in shade, so it's hard to tell.


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RE: Hydro Sans

Rob,

That quality shouldn't be used for determining what it is, as that quality's almost always true for almost any succulent plant - wild differences show themselves in sun- versus shade-grown plants. I hope you improve on my ID.


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RE: Hydro Sans

Hey Rob,

Kind of you to offer a cutting thanks. Tho' I appreciate the offer, I'll pass w/ thanks pls., I'm not a fan of the yellow stripe & I don't have any in my collection (at least 10-12 different Sans).

I was admiring that vertical stripe on the leaf you water rooted, that's not an everyday look & that to me looks quite variegated (which the regular yellow outer stripe does not).

But again, thanks much for offering & keep up the fun experiment.

Cactus McHarris is too modest to say he's grown more than a few Sans. in his time, I've benefited from some of his as well. I'd keep is ID in the back of my head, just in case.


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RE: Hydro Sans - sorry, typo

Ooops, sorry, that should read 'I'd keep his ID in the back of my head'.


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