Re: Forms of ZZ plant -thanks + a tissue culture question
- Subject: Re: Forms of ZZ plant -thanks + a tissue culture question
- From: Ken Mosher <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2007 11:19:04 -0400
The very expensive Zamioculcas for sale at the IAS show was variegated.
That's why it was $100. There were several rooted cuttings in each
plastic sleeve and there were two available for sale.
Julius Boos wrote:
> Dear Adam,
> Thanks for the kind words. Remember, I only suggested (in another posting)
> that the Zamioculcas now commonly available because of tissue culture may
> be modified and so be larger and more attractive 'selections' than the wild
> 'mother' plant might be. As far as I know little data is availabe on these
> Like you, I like to have at last one wild-collected plant which the tissue
> cultured plants can be compared to!
> There seem to be quite a few 'new' cultivars/selections which are said to
> have been individuals selected and propagated from batches produced from
> tissue culture. Several Alocasias, Philodendrons, Caladiums, etc. come to
> Michael Mahan reports that he saw cuttings of Zamioculcus for sale at the
> IAS show for over $100.00, and others across the room, large potted
> specimens, for $30.00. I think that we can say that the cheaper ones were
> the tissue-cultured specimens, I only wish I knew more about the story
> behind the specimens which were being sold for expensive prices!
> The Best,
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