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Schenectady, NY


November 5, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9325318

There are a total of 93 votes:


A plant that has one leaf.
(13 votes, 13%)
Red dot


A plant that only blooms once, then dies.
(75 votes, 80%)
Red dot


A plant that only lives one year.
(3 votes, 3%)
Red dot


A plant that lives in only one location.
(2 votes, 2%)
Red dot


Previous PollsA monocarpic plant only blooms once, then dies. However, it may live for many years before blooming, like the Century Plant

Regality
Concord, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 5, 2012
10:19 AM

Post #9325351

I only knew this because I looked it up. Learned my "something" for the day.

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2012
1:09 PM

Post #9325488

I knew it was only one but one what? I thought it was only one location but voted - A plant that only blooms once, then dies. Don't ask, me, why?
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 5, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9325500

Rather bittersweet to know a bloom is so beautiful and then the plant will die.

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tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 6, 2012
9:00 AM

Post #9326069

Very true podster, but they do have 'babies' that will continue on.
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 6, 2012
11:05 AM

Post #9326136

Some days bromeliads make me sad...but mostly I think they are cool! =)

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

November 6, 2012
1:31 PM

Post #9326275

Giant Agave is one of those? Yes Tequila !!! lol

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 6, 2012
2:14 PM

Post #9326319

Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri. Or Donkey Ears chalanchoe is another. :-)

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 7, 2012
7:41 AM

Post #9326865

I guessed the correct answer. The first time I've ever got one right! LOL
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

November 7, 2012
11:40 PM

Post #9327574

The word is used to describe the habit of some meconopsis plants.
Some do not let them flower the first year, so the plant is stronger the second year.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 8, 2012
4:09 AM

Post #9327636

And if I understand correctly if the bromeliad blooms are stopped, it will produce more pups instead of dying so quickly.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 8, 2012
4:35 AM

Post #9327647

Is there a term describes plant reproduces its offsprings by means of making pups instead of/ or besides the ability of making flowers and seeds? I think bromeliads reproduce this way before the plant die?
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

November 8, 2012
3:48 PM

Post #9328240

I guessed the right answer by reasonable deduction.
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

November 9, 2012
2:09 AM

Post #9328524

Cardiocrinum Giganteum[the biggest lily in the world]-...You wait 7-8 yrs from seed, and then its all over!!!!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

November 9, 2012
6:28 PM

Post #9329316

I guessed a wrong answer...again. At least my score is near perfect - almost always wrong.
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

November 10, 2012
4:09 AM

Post #9329462

That is okay as you are learning.
We are all not experts,but gardeners who learn from each other.
There are probably topics which you know better than the rest of us.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

November 10, 2012
8:45 AM

Post #9329634

Sure, there are! Thanks for the vote of confidence.

Due to experience I know how to kill a clematis (too much water), how not to prune a rose, waiting for the broccoli to flower is not a good idea! My expertise is killing dahlia tubers over winter. Write for details - LOL.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 10, 2012
2:13 PM

Post #9329800

I got it right- but I could only think of the word saying 1 fish, and there was no answer for 1 color... Sorry, brain is melting down I think, chuckl
weedsfree
Magna, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 12, 2012
8:33 AM

Post #9331080

I've known this for a couple of years from when I started researching agave. That's been fun.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

November 12, 2012
9:26 AM

Post #9331128

weedsfree;; Me too!!! Tequila !!!! :-)
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 12, 2012
1:53 PM

Post #9331376

I always thought bromeliads were, but never hurts to learn something new every day! I thought they were monocarpic, but maybe they are something else?
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 12, 2012
8:55 PM

Post #9331698

Nope ~ I do believe you are correct.
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 13, 2012
11:33 AM

Post #9332172

☺ thanks.

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