When I sow seeds I usually sow the seeds of a few different plants in the same pot. This hedges my bets that something will germinate. Usually there's decent germination so pretty much all the seedling pots will need to be divided. The expectation is that people who receive a community pot (compot) will share any extra seedlings with other VGTs. There's also the expectation that updates on the seedlings will be shared in the VGT Facebook group. It will be very interesting, and informative, to see how much variation there is among the siblings.
These seedlings are from seeds that Tom gave me when we visited him in August. I sowed the seeds on 15 Aug. Here's a pic of the mother plant's buds, leaves and seeds...
Here's a pic of the flowers...
Does anybody recognize it?
Each pot might have the following seedlings...
Vriesea - John Arden hybrid (seeds from Sarah)
Anthurium schlechtendalii (seeds from Sarah)
Columnea Elmer Lorenz
Mixed Seedlings 5 Aug
I have 5 hanging baskets/pots that might contain the following seedlings...
Anthurium schlechtendalii (from Sarah)
Begonias cane type including Mabel's front porch (from Chris)
Echeveria ballsii - might be crosses with Echeveria macdougallii
Orchid - most likely reed stem Epidendrum
Sinningia cardinalis - might be crosses with Sinningia leucotricha (from Michelle)
Vriesea - John Arden hybrid (from Sarah)
Quite a few of the seeds still haven't germinated.
Mixed Seedlings 9 July
I have 12 pots that might contain the following seedlings...
Begonia thiemei/carolineifolia (from Fernando)Bletilla striata (from Fernando)
Echeveria (gibbiflora x rosea?)
Fern gametophytes/sporelings (from Monica)
More seedlings to follow! Watch this space and the VGT Facebook group!
This miniature fern from Japan is growing on a big bunch of New Zealand Sphagnum moss around three stories up on my tree. Here's a closer pic...
I have 18 pots with small divisions of this fern. The pots might also include small seedlings of the following...
Sinningia piresiana (my favorite Sinningia)
Vriesea John Arden hybrid (from Sarah)
Aloe hybrid (distans x bainesii?)
Aloe pluridens (maybe crossed with variegated arborescens)
Aloe nyeriensis (maybe crossed with kedongensis)
Aloe kedongensis (maybe crossed with nyeriensis)
The pots might also contain gametophytes of the following...
The spore from the first four are from Laura and Patrick.
I grew this from some really old seed... does anybody recognize it? You can't quite tell from the photos but the leaves and stems are kinda fuzzy. I refer to it as my "Burnt" Begonia because it grew from its seedling pot into the lamp and its leaves would get singed.
If it gets enough light this Aloe will color up nicely when it's cold/thirsty.
It doesn't seem like there are many Tillandsias with red flowers. In the pic you can see Tillandsia albertiana blooming on my tree. When I visited Pat he shared a nice big clump with me, so I have extras available if anybody is interested.
More plants to follow! Watch this space and the VGT Facebook group!
Plants that easily grow from cuttings are the best.
My favorite Kalanchoe!
Also known as Rotheca myricoides 'Ugandense'.
Commonly known as the Cup of Gold vine.
If you pollinate the flowers they will produce a fruit that is a little smaller than a dragon fruit. Also, the flower petals are edible, they can be used for soups or salads. The plant itself does not have any spines.
This climbing cactus produces what might be the largest cactus flower. The stems have spines on them.
Dragonfruit! This variety has red flesh. The plant has spines and wants to climb. Needs sun.
More cuttings to follow! Watch this space and the VGT Facebook group!
Julia shared an Epiphyllum fruit with me and it was so tasty that I very reluctantly decided to stop eating it and save the seeds.
Pink Plumeria Tree
Scadoxus took this photo of a big Plumeria tree at Gary's place. She happened to spot a seed pod which he gave to me. I've sown a few of the seeds and they germinate pretty quickly.
More seeds to follow! Watch this space and the VGT Facebook group!