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Offline Rena

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Odd seed head
« on: September 28, 2014, 19:12:31 PM »
Hello....anyone there??
I seem to remember a post about this but can't find it - so, can anyone tell me what's going on with this odd seed head?
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Re: Odd seed head
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 20:16:52 PM »
Hi Rena, I have seen this before. Sometimes flower petals develop as a type of 'pseudo leaf' being green and thus able to photosynthesise. There are a couple of known plants that flowers with green buds that never open, and stays on the plant for a couple of months.

What did the rest of your clivias look like this year, you have some very nice plants!

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Re: Odd seed head
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 21:25:51 PM »
Hi Clemens








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Re: Odd seed head
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 21:37:20 PM »
That looks awesome. Just love that clump of Belgian reds under the tree. Very nice broad leaves too.
How wide are their leaves? My widest Belgian plant gets to about 12cm.

That last red is also great. True red clivias is still not easy to find.

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Re: Odd seed head
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2014, 08:46:00 AM »
The broad leaves are mostly 10cm wide.

That last photo was of some seedlings of mine - on the leaft from that plant I sent you (did yours flower this year?) and the other one was the seedling with the "odd seed head" that I started this post with.

How about a photo or two of your broad leaves ;D
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Re: Odd seed head
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 00:28:25 AM »
Very nice display Rena  :)
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