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Strange babies.

Posted by roberto2 none (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 14, 12 at 7:50

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


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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...... ; )


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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.
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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.


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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:-)


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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/


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

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Regular silver laurentii.

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

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...and this one????


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


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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.


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