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Caudiciforms: Weird Leaf??

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morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #5410594

When I first saw this I thought for a second there was a green snake on my Desert Rose...but it is part of the plant.
Anyone know what it is?

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ashjuniper
Austin, TX

August 13, 2008
11:37 PM

Post #5410666

It's possible you have developing seed pods---did the plant bloom recently?

morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 14, 2008
4:06 AM

Post #5411848

Yes, it did. Now I'm just trying to keep it alive in all this heat. I've never had one of these before, but loved the flowers. So these are seed pods? How long does it take to grow these from seed?

I'll have to find a picture of this somewhere...so cool.

morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 14, 2008
4:14 AM

Post #5411874

I found a picture...it does appear to be seed pods.

And I didn't even know it was pregnant!

:-)
Malestrom
Plumiedelphia, PA
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2008
12:42 PM

Post #5412586

Oh that certainly is a seedpod!
Congratulations!!
Last year I hand pollinated several and had so many seedpods I couldnt believe it!
This year I left them alone and have none lol!!
BuriedTreasures
Valrico, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 15, 2008
4:27 PM

Post #5418273

Great seedpod, and also looks like it's about ready to break open. Stick some pany hose or other mesh material, or the wind will carry them away when it breaks open.

It looks old enough that you could probably manually harvest it. I just recently started doing that and it works well. The new babies are already coming up.

Chris

morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 15, 2008
7:52 PM

Post #5419017

How small are the seeds?
BuriedTreasures
Valrico, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 16, 2008
12:45 AM

Post #5420187

Easily visible. About a half inch long. Tufts of silk like hair on both end. About 30 on both each side of the pod on average.
Malestrom
Plumiedelphia, PA
(Zone 7a)

August 16, 2008
6:17 AM

Post #5421300

fun to prepare for planting lol!!

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