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« on: April 11, 2016, 09:02:35 »


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This immature seed grown plant has more spines on some of the leaves, particularly around the top 3rd near the leaf tips.

Just wondering if others have neos with this odd trait.
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 12:40:50 »

Never seen it before. It is still an attractive plant.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 21:19:52 »

Hi, Sid. Will need to go check on my spiny crosses to see now that you show this. Your plant looks very interesting by the way, I'm assuming its got carcharodon in the mix?

John.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 23:22:58 »

Hi everyone.

Sid - It's great to see you posting and helping us to keep this great forum alive. Please continue to post as we'd love to hear more from you.

That's a very interesting plant picture you've posted and when I look closely at the leaf edges, not only does the top 1/3 of the leaf have more spines, but in some areas they come as twins and triplets, with two or three joined together; in fact that vertical centre leaf in one area on the right side has five co-joined spines which I find most unusual.

I've never seen this sort of thing on any Neo's I have and I'm pleased I haven't, as I try and stay away from too many spines; however, I think it's a very attractive looking plant. I love the colouring of the nice wide leaves with the subtle pale mauve/pink flushing and contrasting deep purple leaf tips and spines. As the colour will possibly change as the plant matures, could I ask you to please post another picture when it's fully grown.

I don't expect you to tell us the formula name, but can you at least say if it's expected to grow into a medium or large size plant.

Thanks for sharing and let's keep hearing from you.

All the best, Nev.

P.S. It's a good candidate for those protective long gloves I mentioned in a previous thread.
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2016, 05:44:52 »

Hi Kayleen, John & Nev,

Thanks for checking out my wierd plant.

Life has taken me away from the broms for the last 3 years but I've recently got my shadehouse up at our new place and am ready to resume horticultural activities!

I'm more than happy to post another pic as the plant matures - I do hope it doesn't grow out of this particular quirk.

I expect this one to get pretty big. It's already almost 5 years old but it's had a pretty rough  couple of years under a tree in a frost prone garden then unprotected in a paddock along with all my broms.

As far as genes goes its an eighth carolinae with the rest coming from various carcharodon species - maybe it got a tooth from each parent Wink

Cheers
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2016, 08:53:57 »

Another John!, Have surveyed the leaves on a few of mine, found one doing a similar thing but only on 1 leaf and at 1 place. One of my crosses, Neo Skotaks Tiger x 'Bob & Grace'
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So think it must be some sort of mutation, yes hope it remains on you plant. Time will tell.

John.
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2016, 09:02:43 »

Hi everyone.

Sid - Just a thought, but maybe your plant cross pollinated with a Blackberry bush, Ha! Ha!

All the best, Nev.
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