two seeds emerging

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by kwmarko, Jul 7, 2014.

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  1. kwmarko

    kwmarko Active Member

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    Yesterday I noticed an older flower spike, which at the time of bloom I had no male flowers to pollenate it with. Then a while back noticed there was one seed pod onthe very end...the last flower on that particular Captain Gilbert Cutler. Well, yesterday I notice two seedlings that have sprouted right there on the flower spike..... unusual? I ask... seems so to me. Any comments would be appreciated.
     

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  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    ???Maybe others have seen this but I have not!!!
     
  3. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    I would expect that to be the old flower spike acting like a stem and producing a new growth from it. It doesn't have the shape of a seedlings growth and appears to have the leaf shape of new growth. I've had that happen before.
     
  4. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    I saw these all over a Dreadlocks the other day. As you can see, there is a range of sizes of development from the old flower spikes. CAM00677.jpg CAM00676.jpg CAM00678.jpg
     
  5. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    I know this plant. :)
     
  6. Emmylou

    Emmylou Active Member

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    Dreadlocks seedlings on bloom spike.JPG I have also found several seedlings on old bloom spikes on Dreadlocks. Never seen it on anything else. Marnie
     
  7. kurt decker

    kurt decker Well-Known Member

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    not seedlings, more like kikis on an orchid spike. george zammas told me his wizard of oz produced a plantlet this way, he grew it out, and it turned out to be red wizard.
     
  8. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Now I'm looking for this particular development on crotons. I found two more cultivars today: Chief and Tiger Eye. CAM00684.jpg CAM00686.jpg
     

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