Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Question about Kalanchoe flowers, number of petals

Views: 139, Replies: 1 » Jump to the end
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Bulbs Foliage Fan Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents
Image
purpleinopp
Apr 6, 2016 4:39 PM CST
I noticed some (but not all) of the flowers on this K. blossfeldiana plant that @Paul2032 captured have 5 petals.

Wonder what the fun, nerdy science behind that is? A cultivar that didn't fully "take?" A defining characteristic of the Kal's I've had the pleasure to have/study all have 4 petals ... except the double-flower K. blossfeldiana cultivars. Which, unfortunately is only about 20 so far (species, not cultivars.)

If anyone knows of a Kal species with other than 4 petals, pls share!
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
🍀👒☀🍄🍍🌱🌿🌴🎄👣🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻🌽🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌺🌸🌼🌹🌳🌲
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
[Last edited by purpleinopp - Apr 6, 2016 5:50 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1108116 (1)
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Image
DaisyI
Apr 6, 2016 5:37 PM CST
Maybe that is why someone figured out it would be easy to make K. blossfeldiana doubles and different colors. There has been a lot of research in K. blossfeldiana genetics. I suspect we are so far from those first wild plants that almost anything could happen.

Daisy

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Cactus and Tender Succulents forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Hair-raising"