I'm used to the blooms being on tall flower spikes. This Sans. Fischeri has blooms that are low on the plant. Is this normal? I also have another plant doing the same thing but a different species. Gene
It happens periodically. I have always assumed it was something about the weather, ie: It gets warm earlier than usual and the plants bloom prematurely.
I know you are trying to help but did you notice that I live in Wisconsin? Heat, high heat, sudden heat are just not issues here. Gene
The other Sansv. I have that also has low blooms = Parva 'Gilt Edge." My guess is that different species have different blooming habits. Gene
I'm not talking about heat waves, I am talking abnormal weather patterns. Something has set your plants off on the wrong course. The Peduncle (the stem that supports the Inflorescence) is triggered to grow by warmth or cold? Light or a lack of? Then the inflorescence is triggered to bloom by something also. If one gets ahead of the other, you will end up with a short Peduncle. Or a really long Peduncle (and maybe it will never develop the inflorescence). I don't know why your plants have chosen this year to be different. But if Sansevieria are the only plants effected, it has something to do with their usual requirements being different this year.
But my other species of Sansv. ( I have 109 species) have their normal flower spikes right now. Gene
Maybe there is a Botanist at your local college or university that can shed some light on why this is happening.
Because there are a lot of people here who know more than I do and I want to learn. Is that OK? Your comments just do not seem right to me, sorry. I will always prefer an answer from someone with first hand experience over any Google I can find. Gene
This message was edited Jul 24, 2015 12:52 AM
I'm glad you found your answer. Obviously, I am not Sansevieria expert. My answers are still valid for plants that suddenly act weird but not for plants that are behaving normally.
But I still do not know the answer to my question. Hope an expert helps me.
The answer is that sometimes some Sansevieria are sessile - the blooms don't have stalks and emerge directly out of the ground.