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Is this normal?

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Linton starts with ...
This happened before Christmas. Seems kinda weird for 2 different types of flowers to develop on the same branch.
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Farouk says...
wow that's very nice, maybe female & male flowers?

Do you know what type (name of plant) of Plant this is?
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Joel15 says...
Hey Linton, hope you're well!

It's a bit hard to tell but the first 2 pictures look like young leaves on a new developing branch and the 3rd is the normal flowers of agapetes serpens.

Hope this helps!
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Linton says...
Nice to hear from you again Joel, how you going? Hope all your plants have been surviving in the heat. Thank you for your highly regarded opinion about the a. serpens. It had occurred to me that the rosettes might be new leaf formations even though they really do look like flowers, especially with the bit in the middle. but I'm sure you're right that they're new leaves.

I've found these plants to be quite drought hardy due to the development of the lignotubers that can store moisture so they're really easy to grow, even in a hanging basket. Now the tubular flowers have changed again and turned purple as they form the blueberry-like fruit. Ate a few of the ripe ones yesterday and the white flesh inside was very, very, sweet and most enjoyable. Cheers!
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Linton says...
Dear Farouk, in answer to your question, the species is Agapetes serpens, a shrub from the Himalayas with long arching stems and hanging red tubular flowers. It is related to Blueberries and produces edible purple fruit with sweet white flesh inside when fully ripe.

There are some hybrids and other species available locally like Agapetes hosseana and a selection called 'Red Elf'. Both of these produce mottled white and red berries. Thanks for your appreciation of these intriguing plant species.
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