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Spath seedling

Posted by aseedisapromise z4.5 SD (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 17, 12 at 16:51

I had a weird thing happen. I noticed in a pot of dying-back-for-the-summer oxalis a very green thing growing, some sort of weed, I thought. I gently pulled it out and on looking at it decided it must be a spath seedling. The oxalis is right next to the spath, which had a lot of bloom not too long ago. I put it into an empty jiffy, and we'll see if my pulling it killed it. Here's a photo:


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RE: Spath seedling

That's really cool! :) It's very cute. I'd love to see more pics as it grows. What's the other little plant, do you know?


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RE: Spath seedling

Other is a start of a columbine for outside. =)


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RE: Spath seedling

spath as in peace lily


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RE: Spath seedling

If it really is a Spathiphyllum seedling then that is quite something. It's hard to find info on the Seeds but some sources maintain they are sterile and others that they need a pollinator. I'm a bit dubious myself about the id. The stem just doesn't look right to me. It looks as if it it could be some sort of tuberous or bulbous plant which got into the potting mix such as an Arum or Allium. When you pulled it up did it just have roots or some sort of tuber/bulb? If you rub it does it smell of onion? Is the leaf soft textured or leathery like a spathiphyllum?


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RE: Spath seedling

It is not a allium, they have very thin narrow headline leaves


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RE: Spath seedling

Teengardener1888 - not all Alliums have thin leaves. Check out A ursinum, A tricoccum, A moly, A karataviense and many others. The picture has a white stem which looks very Allium like rather than Spath. I'm not saying it IS an Allium, only that it is a possibility.


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