Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Oh the diversity of seeds.

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Name: 'CareBear'

Sempervivums Hostas Dog Lover Irises Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents
Region: Pennsylvania
Aug 11, 2013 11:27 AM CST
Oh the diversity of seeds.

Unlike cloning which is growing from a stem or cutting from a plant which will produce an exact copy of the oriental, each seed is different just like every snowflake is different just like each of us is different.

Just imagine cutting an arm off and growing another you, and you can grow your arm back. That is the way the plant world is.

My cactus Cereus peruvianus seeds has turned out. I have short ones, skinny ones, tall ones, fat ones, some with 4 sides and most with 5 sides. Most are light green but one is purplish. Most of all, I got some with spirals which I really wanted. Maybe only 3 or 4 came out with a spiral. Some lightly, one more so. The mother plant also had spirals along with straights and some times on the same branch!

All I sent out plant seedlings to, show us how they turned out.
Picture of the Mother Plant;

Thumb of 2013-08-11/Stush2019/d9ad1a

Picture of seedlings;

Thumb of 2013-08-11/Stush2019/37745f

Picture now showing diversity;

Thumb of 2013-08-11/Stush2019/c21e83

Thumb of 2013-08-11/Stush2019/6b8b58

Thumb of 2013-08-11/Stush2019/80dfe8

Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
Bulbs Lilies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Aug 13, 2013 2:17 AM CST
Wow. Big Momma.
And cute babies!

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