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African Violets and Gesneriads: What's going on here?!

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carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2013
11:29 AM

Post #9407063

Here is what I found today on my Monarch Journey. Seems like every flower's getting some kind of growth in it. I removed the dried petals and it looks like tiny leaves started to grow there. Anyone seen anything like this before? Any ideas?

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2013
11:45 AM

Post #9407073

Gosh Maria,I don't know.One picture looks like it is making a seed pod.
Lynn
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 4, 2013
7:45 AM

Post #9407957

Weird..Can you post it on gfiles?,the experts will tell you what it is.



Jan
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
7:50 AM

Post #9407962

Sorry Jan, what's gfiles?
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 4, 2013
8:01 AM

Post #9407971

gfiles is a worldwide online gesneriad group,everyone growing this plant family should join it (just my opinion).I learn so from them I also love seeing the pictures of different plants everyone.You just sign up and you will get the email.I think to post a picture it has to be on the small side.I would be interesting to see what they say.

http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/gesneriphiles
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
9:28 AM

Post #9408088

Thanks Jan, I'm officially a member now. What a great group, will be busy for a while! but sending my post first. Anybody else posting there?
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
10:49 AM

Post #9408153

I am.
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 4, 2013
11:16 AM

Post #9408191

I have known about the group for a good while but was never given a link to join. Thanks!!

Connie
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
11:30 AM

Post #9408200

Hope to see you there Sis!
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
4:08 PM

Post #9408530

I posted but haven't seen my post yet. It's either takes time or I did something wrong... Also went through some archives but could see no pictures at all. So nice to see a few members from Ohio posting though
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
5:10 PM

Post #9408616

Maria,
You are on mediation for a little while.That means one of the people that run the site needs to approve your messages first.Most of the groups do that.It should show up soon.Most of the pictures are in the emails you receive.
Lynn
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
5:20 PM

Post #9408624

Thanks Lynn. I just received an email about rejecting my post with "no reason given". I did contact admin to get the details. I'm afraid I didn't do it right.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
8:18 PM

Post #9408810

It was probably the pictures.They have a strict size limit.
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 5, 2013
7:28 AM

Post #9409089

Hay! Another new member! You to Connie?

You can ask Jim or Thad about your message,they are both monitors,the picture size can only be 125 KP (whatever that means) I hope you get time to read some of the older archives.theres lots of info there.

Jan
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 5, 2013
9:44 AM

Post #9409214

It is unusual...
I agree that the longest formation looks like the beginning of a seedpod.

Karen
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 5, 2013
9:45 AM

Post #9409217

I love G-philes too...
If anyone can answer, it will be there!
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2013
5:46 PM

Post #9409710

You're right, Lynn, it's the picture. I do need some help to make the size right, waiting for some directions... Like the discussion, very interesting!
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 6, 2013
9:46 AM

Post #9410211

Maria, if you are still having trouble with the picture resizing, you can send them to me and I will make them small enough for g-philes and send them back to you. I am at work now, but if you would like me to do this, send me a d-mail and I will give you my regular email address for you to send the photos to. As soon as I get home this evening, I will resize them and send them right back to you.

Glad to help!
Karen
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2013
11:14 AM

Post #9410276

Thanks Karen!!!!! sending dmail
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2013
8:19 PM

Post #9410784

It took Karen's help and another 3 emails to get it done!!!! lol But well worth the efforts, here is the answer:

Irina N:
It is a baby plant. I do not think it is from seeds, but from cells of seed pod "skin". Sometimes you see so called "baskets" - plantlets growing out of the sleeping buds on the flowering stem, sometimes - plants growing on the back of the leaf you put down - AV or streps. But you have something different - plantlets growing on the outside of the seedpods

Hope to get even more details!
VA_Wild_Rose
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 6, 2013
9:42 PM

Post #9410820

Glad you got your answer Maria!
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2013
2:08 PM

Post #9411380

Thanks for the guidance, ladies. Chances are it will be possible to root when bigger! probably several months from now?... For some reason I had not much luck with strep leaves so far, would be funny to propagate a plant from a seedpod.
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

February 7, 2013
6:17 PM

Post #9411601

Please keep us updated! It's very interesting.

If that was my plant, I think I would try to lay that stem down somehow and let those babies root like a episcia stolen.Or try to put some moss under the babies.But that's just me,I like to experiment.LOL.

Theres more good reading about gesneriads from this newletter

http://www.gesneriadsociety.org/gleanings/gleanings2012.htm

Jan
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2013
10:19 AM

Post #9413097

I'll watch it for a while and will share the news. I was thinking about layering too but wondered what would happen to possible seed development? There are 8 flowers total and each one seems to have the same growth. So it would make sense to try 1 or 2.

Thanks for the link, Jan!

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