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Re: Pencil Cactus Question of the week

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Pencil Cactus Question of the week
  • From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 16:37:19 -0500
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Good job woman!

On 8/13/07, Andrea Hodges <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
>
> OK, not to toot my own horn but I feel somewhat like my studies have sunk
> in
> since I suggested a virus........;-)
> See my professor's answer below.
> A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mckenney, Cynthia"
> Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 10:19 PM
> Subject: RE: Pencil Cactus Question of the week
>
>
> Wow.  I have had a pencil cactus and it never did that.  So, this is
> totally
> a guess as I can't tell enough without seeing a bit more or touching it
> etc.
> What I did notice was it looks like lighter green speckles on the stems
> but
> not the leaves.  If those are not lenticels then I think there is a virus.
> Viruses are able to cause many types of contortions.  Infact, the
> varigation
> on a snake plant is virus induced as are some of the color patterns in
> tulips.  That is a guess, not an answer.
>
> Dr. Mck
>
> Cynthia McKenney, Ed.D
>
> Associate Professor of Horticulture
> Dept. of Plant and Soil Science
> M.S. 2122
> Texas Tech University
> Lubbock, TX  79409-2122
> Ph: 806-742-2854
> Fax:  806-742-2011
> e-mail:  cynthia.mckenney@ttu.edu
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: Andrea Hodges [mailto:andreah@hargray.com]
> Sent: Sun 8/12/2007 7:05 PM
> To: Mckenney, Cynthia
> Subject: Pencil Cactus Question of the week
>
>
>
> Hey Dr. McK-will you please take a look at the pencil cactus in the url
> posted and tell me what you think about why it's tying itself in knots?
> It's
> a mystery to me and my gardening friends. I know plants can be MADE to do
> that by hand but I'm told this one is doing it on its own.
> Thanks!
> A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 12:32 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Question of the week
>
>
> > Has anyone ever seen a pencil plant [Euphorbia tirycalli] tie itself in
> > a knot and/or know why it might do such a thing?
> >
> > http://tinyurl.com/2raogn
> >
> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> > Hardiness Zone 10
> > Heat Zone 10
> > Sunset Zone 25
> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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