I’m repotting my #sansevieria leaf cuttings. Some of you might recall that my experiment was to see if I could get a shoot to develop on the variegated leg part (ie the yellow bit) rather than the green bit. Out of the three cuttings I took, two have formed from the normal green part, and so will only contain the non-variegated DNA and be completely green - but if you look bottom left the third one is popping straight out of the yellow variegated legs - 🤞🏼 fingers crossed it’s gonna be yellow!
It’s actually a form of chimera and in theory this special offshoot will contain the DNA of from the variegated part - can’t wait to see if this project worked 😀 #sansevieria-propagation #leafcuttings #sansevieria-trifasciata #motherinlawstongue #chimera
I had one of these many years ago. My in laws brought it back from jersey for me. I had it for years. It had yellow edges. I hardly watered it and never fed it. It was on a north facing windowsill. It flowered several times to my mum in laws amazement. Sadly when we moved to our present house it passed away 😭😭
Love it when plant propagation works! Too early to tell if my lecturer was right about the variegation, as he reckoned that if you cut the green part out and just leave the variegated edges as legs sunken in the soil then you will retain the yellow edging. Only time will tell!
Now here’s an experiment - if you take a leaf cutting from a variegated Sansevieria it will likely end up only green without the yellow margin. This is apparently because the variation is caused by a Chimera from two types of tissue. So, to potentially combat that we have tried a different technique - hard to describe as everything is below soil surface but we simple used a knife to cut out the green segment below ground - leaving variegated ‘legs’ sticking in the compost. ⬇️
Hopefully, any roots/rhizomes that form will then be from the variegated tissue rather than the greener tissue. It might not work but I love the anticipation 😀 #sansevieria #sansevieria-propagation #leafcuttings #sansevieria-trifasciata #motherinlawstongue #chimera
Nothing yet Kari, but they are still alive so keeping my fingers crossed all ok and need to wait a while longer. I moved them closer to a heat source too in case that might help, so they are around a constant temp of about 18-20 degrees Celsius at the moment @KariSamuel