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How can you identify if a seedling is a Laevi Mariepskop?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Shaun Kaplan, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Shaun Kaplan

    Shaun Kaplan Member

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    Hi all,

    My question is based on plants that have maximum 2/3 leaves and are sold as Mariepskop.

    I have heard diffrent views on this topic.
    Are there specific identification points?

    Much appreciated.
     
  2. Paul Webb

    Paul Webb Well-Known Member

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    DSC_0295.JPG DSC_0294.JPG HI Shaun, I would say the older leaves must be fairly dark green, the new leaves green and with fine white hairs that persist a little after the flush has hardened off, new flush must not be soapy green or soapy greenish - I think that would indicate kaapsehoop.

    Attached two photos of mariepskop seedlings. one I am certain of. the other not so much even though they are from the same batch and from a reputable dealer [​IMG]
     
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  3. Shaun Kaplan

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    Thanks Paul.
    I heard someone say a small seedling might even resemble the form of a revoluta.

    Not sure how true that is.
     
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    Hi Shaun, you might be right on the revoluta look. I bought one years ago that was about 4cm and it had fairly short leaves and did have a revoluta look. It had about 3 leaves st the time.
     
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    When you put a plant aside because it looks a bit scraggly and you're not sure what it is, and then it pushes another leaf.

    [​IMG]

    This one probably needs to be moved.
     
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