ECHEVERIA SPP. - STORAGE OF FLOWERING STEMS UNDER OPEN FIELD CONDITIONS

M.W. Borys, H. Leszczyńska-Borys, M.C. Miranda Vergara
Root-free or rooted rosettes of Echeveria gibbiflora DC, E. pallida ‘Walther’ and E. pallida mutant 126, stored for up to six months in open field conditions, when planted restored vegetative splendor and flowered normally. Plants were stored under open field conditions and flowering stems were monitored over two years. Stems were either cut-off or harvested by breaking-off from the trunk and stored hanging under shade or in the sun for two, four or more weeks, with or without bracts in the vegetative part of the stem. Loss in fresh mass of the whole stems, growth and flowering were recorded. Loss in fresh mass did not prevent buds from opening but lowered the fresh mass of open flowers. The number of open flowers was not affected by two or four weeks storage. Two or four week storage secured stems of similar flowering quality, although flowers had lower mass after four weeks storage.
Borys, M.W., Leszczyńska-Borys, H. and Miranda Vergara, M.C. (2012). ECHEVERIA SPP. - STORAGE OF FLOWERING STEMS UNDER OPEN FIELD CONDITIONS . Acta Hortic. 937, 443-452
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.937.54
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.937.54
Echeveria gibbiflora, E. pallida, E. pallida mutante m 126, quality of flowering stems
English

Acta Horticulturae