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new blog entry, a very odd plant!

Posted by greenlarry UK 8/9 (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 25, 12 at 16:59

Fancy having a really weird plant in your garden?

Here is a link that might be useful: One weird and amazing plant!


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No, because it would rapidly die most of the year here. That one takes very specialized care. The most successful growers I knew used a two-pot system, a tall one holding the plant and a squat one, at the bottom of the pot holding the plant, the ends of the roots tickling the bottom pot.


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Yea, I wasnt seriously suggesting one tries growing a Welwitschia at home! Just a sly hint at the difficulties involved in propagating this cool plant.


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I thought maybe I'd seen, well not it all, a good enough bit but I've never seen one of those before! Very odd...

Planto


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Larry, that IS one unusual succulent..
Did you see the flowers? Amazing.


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Well.......
Its about 18mo old from seed.


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Oh Johnson, you have one! Coo wul!


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John, what are your plans when it's larger? Did you read the article Larry posted?

Wonder how big/old it has to be before blooming???


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Well if it does flower there wont be any seeds unless you have a second plant of the opposite sex. Makes a cool plant to have tho!


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I read about this a couple of years ago, and when some seed was available I thought I would try it out. I've seen it grown in a clay sewer tile standing on end to accommodate the long tap root--but I have also read that its not necessary---I guess I'll see. As for the fungus, it was a problem --I soaked the seed overnight in Benomyl on this last one and it did fine though. I think I read somewhere that with excellent growing conditions it could flower in 2yrs or so.
Mike


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Miles has seedlings for sale, or at least did a few weeks ago. I was tempted but didn't go for it.


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thanks for posting larry, I enjoyed reading about it. I bet it provides shelter for some animals too.


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