Growing/making new plant from leaf

by Jan Holliday
(Tasmania Australia)

Y-Shaped Senecio

Y-Shaped Senecio

Hi, I have finally been able to buy a couple of Senecio radicans glauca - fish hooks. I noticed that one of the leaves rather than be the classic fish hook shape is shaped like the letter Y.

I got excited when I saw it as I would like to try to propagate this to make a new variety of plant with Y's instead of hooks.

Is this any other way rather than tissue culture as i don't have access to that. Would love to hear any ideas you may have. I live in Tasmania, Australia.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Jan Holliday

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Won't work
by: Jacki

It will make no difference - the plantlets will be the normal shape with leaf propagation or tissue culture.

Sorry to burst your bubble! Genetics trumps all. Try it, and see for yourseelf!

Y-Shape
by: Jan

Yes, you did burst my bubble, I had even chosen a name for it, string of antlers.

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