ECHEVERIA SPP. - FLOWERING PLANTS FROM BASAL AND TERMINAL-END-ROSETTES OF FLOWERING STEMS
Echeveria crenulata, E. gibbiflora, E. pallida plants produce from three to nine flowering stems per rosette of varying height from 110 to 200 cm and rosette diameter from 30 to 90 cm. Plants of such size are of no use for small pot or balcony planting. It was observed that once lateral inflorescences finished flowering they formed terminal-end rosettes (TER-s). These, perhaps, could be used in clonal propagation. TER-s planted in open-field beds generated single-stemmed plants and, at their base, lateral rosettes (basal-end rosettes (BR-s). The objective of the two-year experiment was to check if BR-s and TER-s may produce one-stemmed rosette-free plants. The obtained results indicate that all flowering plants derived from BR-s had either one, two or three stems. Plants from TER-s gave single-stemmed, rosette-free plants. One-stemmed plants, being shorter, free of heavy, large diameter rosettes, produced excellent pot plants, free of stem bending. The difference in the number of flowering stems produced by basal rosettes and terminal rosettes of lateral inflorescences is of practical and theoretical interest.
Borys, M.W. and Leszczyńska-Borys, H. (2012). ECHEVERIA SPP. - FLOWERING PLANTS FROM BASAL AND TERMINAL-END-ROSETTES OF FLOWERING STEMS. Acta Hortic. 937, 435-442
Echeveria gibbiflora, E. pallida, E. crenulata, number of flowering stems