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What is at the end of this?

Posted by loucolo 5 colorado (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 2, 04 at 0:36

Hi,

A few months ago my Sansevieria Mason and Rauh bloomed.
Now at the end of the stem where the flowers once were is a small orange colored round ball. It really looks like a miniature orange on the tip.
Does anyone know what this might be?
Thanks,
Ellie


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RE: What is at the end of this?

Sounds like a seed, doesn't it, Ellie?


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RE: What is at the end of this?

  • Posted by Cena S CA 10A (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 2, 04 at 18:59

Great news Ellie!

I would bet you have a fertilized seed pod. I haven't managed this on a Sans yet, but I imagine that as it ripens, there will be color changes, and a split should occur along the case when the seed is ready for broadcast. A trick with aloe seeds is to afix a panty hose tip end, cut, or the short ones worn with pants, whose name I can not remember. If the case opens while you are away, or not paying attention, the panty hose should contain the seed. You can tape the open ends to the stalk in a perfect world...

Keep us updated, please? I would be so excited to have seed on one of my Sans.


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RE: What is at the end of this?

Thanks Marguerite and Cena.

Yes, that was my thought too, that it is a seed pod but I've never been lucky enough to have one before this.
That's a great idea Cena, to contain the seed the way you suggested. I'll give that a try but I have never had good luck planting things indoors from seed.
Will see what happens down the road.

Thanks ladies.

Ellie


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RE: What is at the end of this?

Hi. It's a seed. If it's bright orange, and the pulp is
soft, it's ready to plant. There will be one large seed
inside, not many small ones. I wash the orange pulp off,
and plant it in a small pot in well draining mix. Don't plant it any deeper than the width of the seed. I've seen
them germinate just lying on the top of the soil. May take
several weeks before you see a plant, but small Sansevierias
are fairly fast growing.

Hi Marguerite, I owe you a post!!
Russ
central Fla


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RE: What is at the end of this?

Hi Russ,
Well thank you for that info.!
I've always just taken a cutting if the plant is large enough and never had it progress enough to produce seed.

Ellie


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RE: What is at the end of this?

Hi Russ in Florida and Cena,

Well Russ, thanks for the information about planting the
seed from the Mason and Rauh sansevieria.

I followed your instructions and guess what?
I have the tiniest, cutest little sans growing under a light.
It took barely 3 weeks to germinate.

Voila!

Ellie


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RE: What is at the end of this?

Congratulations!


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RE: What is at the end of this?

  • Posted by Cena S CA 10A (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 4, 04 at 1:14

Wow, Ellie! That is Too Cool!


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RE: What is at the end of this?

Hi, Russ, how're you doing?


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RE: What is at the end of this?

Hi all,

I'm posting a photo of the new little sans in the gallery.
Isn't this a cutie?

Ellie


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