Tropicals forum: Glory lily acting strange?

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Swayback
May 25, 2015 5:10 PM CST
The pics are bad, I know, I tried and tried...
I got this plant 3 years ago, it's just the common, very poisonous, glory lily, red and yellow flowers, sorry I don't know the Latin.
It's a tough plant! I can see how its invasive in places...
Well this year 3 spikes out, they're growing good, then 2 weeks ago a pure deep purple spike comes up, I kept saying to myself that it was gunna be an elephant ear, but I knew it wasn't, and it wasn't, it was a purple glory lily....
Is this something they normally do?
It looks awesome but I'm not about to to dig it out now!
There's also a pic of another new spike coming out, it looks green! A little color to it but nothing like the one I'm talking about.
Thanks
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Dutchlady1
May 25, 2015 7:12 PM CST
hmmmmmmm
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May 25, 2015 7:20 PM CST

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j grows these. @jmorth?
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jmorth
May 26, 2015 1:40 PM CST
Interesting! As far as I remember mine are the usual green.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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Swayback
May 26, 2015 3:36 PM CST
I'm getting excited!
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HollyAnnS
Jun 2, 2015 10:47 AM CST
Very interesting can't wait to see what you get.

So disappointed I was given 3 Gloriosa lily bulbs this year and the bunnies chewed two of them off. The third one isn't looking too good either.
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Swayback
Jun 2, 2015 11:25 AM CST
Well, I'm not sure about rabbits, but these are highly toxic!
That might have been they're last meal!

Did they just eat the tops of the plants?
If so, they'll be ok, I bet, especially if the bulbs you planted had any size to them.

I'll get some fresh pics of my plant, it's no longing making purple growth, but is still distinctly different than its breatheren.
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HollyAnnS
Jun 2, 2015 12:54 PM CST
No they just bit it off and it doesn't look eaten. I haven't found any dead bunnies either so maybe it didn't taste good.
Very interested to see yours bloom.
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Swayback
Jun 2, 2015 4:37 PM CST
Every time I blame rabbits for that, it turns out to be ground hogs, something was nipping my asiatic type lilies off as they emerged, always saw rabbits in there so I blamed them, shortly after that I spotted a big groundhog going right down the row, nipping each one of them!
Unlike those lilies, it seems these gloriosa have no problem making fresh shoots if they get damaged.
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Swayback
Jun 2, 2015 5:42 PM CST
Here's the update!

It's pretty crowded in there now, and they all started grabbing with their leaf tips, as they do, so it's harder to get good pics.
So as you can see they grown a fair bit, the odd one only made that wicked deep purple up a few nodes.
There's still more bits of purple on it, that aren't on the other plants, especially the midrib of each leaf is quite purple underneath, I couldn't get a pic of that.
There's also a pattern on the leaves, all the plants in this pot have blotchy chlorotic look to them, I'm not sure if it's normal for the species, but these are all like that. It's a random pattern but the essentially all the leaves look the same.
On the odd plant, it's still blotchy but the pattern runs down the veins, giving less of a random pattern and more like lateral striations.

On the odd plant, it's leaves are much thinner, more pinnate than the
Normal plants, and seem to be more steeply folded along the midrib.

I'm not sure how many of those details will be visible from the pics.

More obvious is the fact that this is the tallest and by far the thickest stem in the pot, despite emerging several weeks later!

I'll edit in more details soon! And add captions for the pics to help clarify
Thanks for looking!
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Oh, you might notice a small alocasia in the pot too, that was the other new spike that I mentioned in the first post, the green one with a little color on it... Clearly I misidentified that... Funny since I thought this purple character might be a stray aroid...
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