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Deppea splendens - Extremely Rare Seeds!
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 Extremely Rare
 Deppea spendens Seeds!
You are bidding on 15 fresh seeds harvested March 10th

Deppea splendens 'Cristóbal'

     Deppea spendens has been rare in cultivation and is now most likely extinct in the wild. These rare plants were only known to exist in a single canyon in the mountain cloud forests of
Chiapas Mexico. Sadly the area was cleared for farming and all wild plants are now presumed to be lost. Prior to that destruction of their habitat seeds had been collected by botanist Dennis Breedlove and were successfully grown into flowering plants. Unfortunately after a hard frost many of these were lost leaving just a handful of plants grown from the original seeds. The Deppea splendens plants that have been available so far have been cutting grown clones of these remaining plants. Any one of these clones by itself will
not set seed as they're self sterile, they need to be pollinated by a clone of a different plant. Even with two different clones there seems to be difficulty getting Deppea splendens to set seed possibly due to environmental reasons.
     I acquired two different clones 7 years ago and in 2010 these started setting seed for the first time. The tiny seeds turned out to be highly viable with germination starting at about two weeks. The reward has been many seedlings that have quickly grown into large blooming plants. This year the two parent plants are again setting seeds which I'm offering here on Ebay.

    This is a rare opportunity to grow your own unique Deppea spendens plants that aren't cutting grown clones. Deppea spendens with its colorful suspended blooms and ruffled leaves that almost seem to glow is a beautiful and intriguing plant. Hopefully someday it will be reintroduced to its mountain home.   

Deppea splendens  seedpods
Colorful Seed Pod Cluster.

Deppea splendens seeds
Seed Pod.

Deppea splendens  seed
Dried Seed Pod Shown With Seeds.

Deppea splendens  seedlingss
My First Seedlings

seedlings 1 year
The Seedlings At About A Year .



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Seedlings First Blooms



On Apr-06-12 at 17:58:22 PDT, seller added the following information:

I just harvested a new batch of seeds on 4/06/12 that I will send out to the winner of this auction.

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