Seedling ID?

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Seedling ID?

Post by timj17 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:22 am

This sprouted from a pot of old seeds I collected in Madiera 4 years ago. I never got round to trying them so threw them in a pot last summer.

It could be an exotic fruit we tried? Or from some seeds I bought in the market in Funchal. Any ideas or too early to tell?

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Re: Seedling ID?

Post by kata » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:58 am

Hey, it looks great Tim,

I can only say it looks tropical, sorry!I know you say Madeira but a wandering seed could have come in so I say tropical by the trunk/stem to be safe.

But four years...wow! Am Interested what Conifers thinks it could be.

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Re: Seedling ID?

Post by jcec1 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:46 pm

It looks like a Dracaena draco seedling to me.


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Post by kata » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:24 pm

Thanks Jce,

If that seedling is that Dracaena draco then I am as jealous as, well jealous... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Seedling ID?

Post by Blairs » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:50 pm

It does look like a number of plants but I would also pip for Dracaena draco as it is native to Madeira so is the most likely.


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Re: Seedling ID?

Post by timj17 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:06 pm

Thanks for your replies.

I hope it is a Dracaena, I've always liked them. I also remember picking up some random seeds in the park near the hotel, so could have been from there. What do you think of it's survival chances in Sunny Devon?

I also had two seeds grow from what I think was a custard apple, but they have been eaten by something.

Many thanks, I'll post an update when it's grown a bit to see if you can confirm it as a Dragon.


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Post by Conifers » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:53 pm

May be a Dracaena, but it isn't Dracaena draco - that has much less stem growth for the number of leaves.

Here's some Dracaena draco seedlings for comparison
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Post by Blairs » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:10 pm

Do you remember what the seed looked like?


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Post by GREVILLE » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:38 pm

I was going to say a rather elongated Dracaena Draco but Conifer's comments have more currency.


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Post by timj17 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:39 am

I can't remember what the seed looked like.

It was grown on a heat pad in my garage with very little light then moved to an individual pot on the floor of the greenhouse again without a lot of light so that could have made it a bit elongated?


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Re: Seedling ID?

Post by timj17 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:44 am

Also threw some old palm seeds in the pot from jungle seeds back in 2010 and 2 Butia Yatay came up which was a nice surprise.


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Post by jcec1 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:29 pm

http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/dracaena_draco.htm

I stilll reckon it's a Dracaeana draco seedling, have a look at the link, it looks like a 4 month seedling.


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Post by Conifers » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:53 pm

jcec1 wrote:http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/dracaena_draco.htm

I stilll reckon it's a Dracaeana draco seedling, have a look at the link, it looks like a 4 month seedling.
That's not a Dracaena draco either :wink:

Remember Dracaena draco has to establish a thick stem base before it starts adding height. It doesn't do that in just 4 months. The ones in my photo were a couple of years old, and still with no visible stem.

My guess would be Dracaena fragrans or Dracaena marginata; they have slender, fast-growing stems like the mystery seedling.


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Re: Seedling ID?

Post by timj17 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:41 pm

Thanks for your replies. Just googled fragrans and marginata, I'm not so keen on those, they look like houseplants. Time will tell I guess!


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Post by DiCasS » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:59 pm

Hi Tim, just caught up with this thread, and am guessing that it is a Dracaena Draco that you've got. I've just bought my seedling out of the greenhouse and looks very much like yours does. I also got one a few years ago (looked exactly the same) from Wyvale, stuck at the back indoors, dried out completely, I bought it and grew it on.

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