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Thanks PamelaQ, yea they do look kind of cool and I'm hoping they produce something different and unique, It's funny the way these came out since the parent plants have normal leafs and do not look anything like thees do. I don't know why but almost one out of every 10 seedling that sprout out have some strange leaf pattern, shape or color to it, already the new seedling are doing the same thing.
This one completely boggle me, it growth is completely different from anything I've seen, at first I thought that a seed from something else was growing in the pot, but that was impossible since I mark were I plant every single seed in the pot to know exactly that, that its a hibiscus growing and nothing else.
Those are some funky foliage photos Wilfred. I remember once having a seedling with heart shaped foliage, but I never saw it get to bloom. Either I killed it or it died on me before that ever happened. I can't explain the foliage on the first few pictures. Only time will tell.
Yep, you'll just have to see what you have when it puts out some blooms. The waiting and growing part is also a good thing. It's always good to have a hibiscus or a few you haven't seen bloom yet. It's something to look forward to.
I have one hibiscus 2 year old with 3 finger leaf,I get seeds like hibiscus rosa sinensis seed,I hope this year it will gave flower ,I can wait,I also have one with red leafs unusuall too,I wait it to get flower also..strange mutation they can have ,it is truth.
Very beautiful foliage of them all Wilfred. I bought seeds from Hawaii last year of tropicals one was like rust-coloured as small new seedling but turn green when it got older. Some have enormous big leaf, but no one have maple tree shaped, I had liked that.
My plants are now 1 year and about 30 to 60 centimetre high. I wait for flower this summer.
The rust dotted one are now green.
This is the one with bronzed leaf Sylvia
okijaner, has yours bloomed yet, if so I would like to see a photos of it.
hobbyodlaren, I would say the same to you, once it bloom please post a photo of it, love two see what came out of it.
As for mien, sometime I get all different types of foliage from one seed pod, very strange isn't it. I'm sure going to post photos when my hibs finally decide to bloom, can't wait to see them.
Well out of all the ones with the odd leaves one had a bud on it but it fell of so I'm still waiting to see what they look like. they should start to bloom soon since they have about 1 year to 1-1/2 years already and after the year is when seedling start to bloom. Here is a few photo of the leaves.
Strangely they start out green and start to change color as the leaf matures, I have other plants next to this one and all get the same treatment so it can't be that I'm doing something different with this one.
I just hope when it decides to bloom that it will look gorgeous as the leaves do. If there any seedling that I"m really waiting to see bloom, it would be these. I have more but I didn't take photos of them.
Thanks, Wilfred. Very interesting. Like the ones that have changed color. I posted my plant on another thread. But, I will go back & try to do a close up & put it here. Thanks again for your help. Was beginning to think I was caring for something other than a Hibiscus when I remembered your posting.
I know want you mean, but I'm sure they're hib since I mark where the seeds are planted just to be sure they are the hibs growing and nothing else for that matter and I check them on a daily bases, here's a photo of what I mean.
This is a closer picture of the leaf, Wilfred. The tag in the pot says, "Belize Breeze" & it shows a pink bloom on it. Its one of the breeze series that I bought at wallyworld probably last year or the year before. Thanks again, Wilfred.
Mine is a tropical HIb, Wilfred. But, I bought a Hardy this evening at Lowe's & it has leaves like your last picture with the red. Think Dee just bought one like it too so I'm going to have to find her pictures. They were on a different thread. Will take pictures tomorrow. This plant was half price & half dead but I think it was because it was dry as a bone. Hardy's like to be on the damp side. Read somewhere that people used them around their ponds. Will get a picture for you tomorrow.
I happened across this discussion about 'strange foliage' and an explanation by Charles Black...
..."We often see 3 lobed leaves in seedlings, too. These are said to be a more primitive (ancient) leaf form but almost all seedling plants that show them as juveniles develop more typical leaf forms as they mature. After that all the cutting grown plants show the "normal" or mature leaf form instead of the juvenile form. It is really amazing the varied forms and colors of leaves that hibiscus can show as juveniles.
Every now and then a seedling will reach first bloom before changing leaf form and I hope that maybe it won't change. One variety that held onto the 3 lobed form is Creme de Cacao and many of its offspring also show interesting and odd leaves... "
Hi Dee, just read Charles Black explanation and he's right about the leaves changing to normal looking leaves, I have quiet a few that already have done that but I still have a few that are resisting the change and I hope they do stay with the leafs pattern they got, they sure looks nice with does leaves. He also mentioned something about the ones that have reddish leaves changing to green as plant matures and that has happen also but I got a few that are doing the reverse, there changing from green to a reddish look as the plant matures, the older the leaf the more reddish it gets, hope they stay with this tread in them as well, it's a nice color to have on the leaves, just hope the blooms are as pretty as the leaves are. If after they decide to bloom and the if the blooms are pretty and the plant keep the nice leaves shape or color pattern and if you like them, I promise you that you'll be the first person to get a cutting from them Dee. Here's a photo of one of the reddish plant and some of the leaves examples of different plants with the reddish in them.
Ah...from Hawaii...that explains it. What they call "tropical hibiscus" and what we consider tropical is not quite the same. The one with the large, round leaves looks like Hibiscus tileacus. The one with the long, finger-like long leaves looks like H. trionum.