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Author Topic: Neo Bird Rock spaz pup  (Read 847 times)
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« on: October 21, 2011, 07:56:22 »

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Just wondering if it is usual for a Neo Bird Rock to send out these spaz pup. These pup have than decided to send up a normal pup. I have had it happen almost all my bird rock pups.
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P.S. forgot to say the leaf tissue on the spaz pup is thick
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2011, 08:58:26 »

Hi everyone,

Phil - I have a Bird Rock which is just pupping for the first time this year, but the two pups look perfectly normal and growing hapilly beneath 75% beige shade cloth.

Looking at the thickness of the leaves on your pups, maybe you have to stop feeding your plants steak and eggs!!

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011, 13:32:53 »

Hey Nev
hmm that might be the problem. Ill feed them some fruit salad instead lol. on a more series not I only started fertilising them this week. Mine are growing under a gum tree and like yours my first few came out normal but from then on they came out spaz lol.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 02:44:29 »

Hi Phil, Hi Nev,

I've been through a few generations of 'Bird Rock' pups with nothing like that.  I'd suspect some sort of disease or damage to the central growing point of those deformed pups, leaving some normal tissue at the base of the pups to produce good new ones.  If that is the case, hopefully those new ones will be completely normal.

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 10:20:24 »

Hi Paul
I would have to say most probably be some sort of disease. as it has happen to 5 of my pups, one after the other. What is the chance that 5 pups in a row get damaged. and Personally I can't see a damaged centre causing the leaves growing so thick, but than again I may be wrong.
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