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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-18-2011, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Found this on Jungle Val..what the heck is it!?

It almost looks like a runner...I have been growing val for 10 years, and I have never seen this before... Any help figuring out what it is would be great.

I don't have a camera, just a flip so I posted a video:

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Looks Like a reproductive part of the plant. may be the flowering part.


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It's a flower stem. Val's are sexed & can reproduce by runners or flowers. The stems can grow REALLY fast, up to 1/2" per HOUR. Male plants have short stalked flowers & female have long. That looks like a female.

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Getting the right condition for this to happen must a little hard if he never seen this in 10 years.


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Wow I'm excited now! I've never had a plant try to put out a flower before! Thanks for your help!
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I came home from church, and it has sent off a second flower runner! Crazy!
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It shows your vals really like the tank. It's actually a good thing to have. Enjoy them. They are rather common though, once the vals get established.
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