Brugmansias forum: Monster White split flowers

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 7, 2012 7:55 AM CST
I've been battling a plague of spider mites this summer, and finally have all my plants cleared, I think. My Monster White has been bravely flowering with wimpy little flowers all summer, but really struggling. Now the leaves are finally coming in at a fairly good size, but this last flush of flowers although normal size all were split lengthwise for some reason.

Anybody got an idea on the cause of this?
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Name: Rhapsody Hooks
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Rhapsody616
Jul 21, 2013 11:41 PM CST
did they all do that? looks like something hit it.
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 22, 2013 8:03 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing You expect me to remember a flower from nearly a year ago, Rhapsody? I think they were all like this, but not sure.

See how the edges of the split are not brown or torn, they are 'finished' edges like the outer edges of the trumpet. Pretty sure they are deformed flowers, but it hasn't happened since that one flush of bloom, so . .. ??

Mystery shall continue. But no longer an issue, thankfully.
Elaine

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