Help me identify this plant coming up impudently in the middle of my Sea Onion. #plantid OMG, I just realized that the base of the plant looks a lot like a Dorstenia. Could it be? Could the seeds launch themselves THAT far from the mothership (a good 3 paces)? Does anyone know if that's possible?
I looked at them side by side this morning and sure enough, it's a bottle-cap plant. Thanks for playing, everyone! So glad to see @beatnikcrab was right when she said one of my favorite plants would self-seed in other pots...
Nice!! Dorstenia for sure! You can probably pluck it out and transplant it, but I think it's a cute combo. 😁 Mine hasn't seeded itself anywhere else yet, but I've been pretty vigilant about trapping and collecting the seeds as they get flung from the flowers. 😍
How far can the seeds fly @beatnikcrab ? As near as I can tell this seed would have either needed to fly straight up from one plant shelf to another in winter or 5 to 6 feet horizontally outdoors. And the flowers almost always nod towards the ground, so..? Gonna have to move this as it's wedged between 2 onions.
I've heard stories of them seeding themselves clear across a 10ft greenhouse, so I guess they can pop pretty far. I only just got one last year when @txgardener sent me one, so my experience is limited, but it's been producing flowers/seeds nonstop since Feb. I have it indoors under a grow light, and from the first 3 flowers I only found 3 or 4 seeds within a few inches of the pot, so I guess they must be flying away somewhere. 🤷🏻♀️
After the first few flowers I made little drawstring baggies out of mesh tea bags that I've been putting over the lil flowers to catch the seeds. I'm catching around a dozen seeds per flower, so there are at least a couple dozen seeds somewhere unaccounted for. My flowers tend to turn upwards as they start producing seeds, but it might be because of the grow light directly overhead. 🤔
Bottlecaps everywhere!!! #succulentsunday