I picked up 10 wedding cake x purple power germinated seedlings from Dark Heart Nursery and one of them began life as a mutant! I had never seen this b4 nor have I talked to anyone who has, so brace yourself.
Instead of growing alternating pairs of branches… the plant grew triplets. So 3 branches all growing out of the same level off the main stem.
Now you would wonder how this might effect the plant, will it be beneficial to have an entire extra branch at each interval?! No. Sadly it’s not. As the weeks went by and she grew, she began ejecting a minimum of 1 branch out of every set. Apparently the 3 branches compete for space and end up forcing at least 1 out.
This forced the plant to try to seal up the holes that were left behind… which caused it to get thicker and thicker.
Once I topped the plant about. 3 ft up, it reverted back to a staggered “regular” branch count. If your curious as to how the flower from such an odd plant would develop, then just wait till October when I show you. (Spoiler: it’s the 1 plant worth keeping out of the 10 seedlings which all exhibited different phenos).
Has anyone else seen this or have any thoughts/comments?