Virused Veltheimia?

Dee Foster
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 15:22:56 PST
 Hi Nhu, thanks for the info, I'll do that just to be safe.  It's time I
got those seeds planted!  Since we're on the subject, can V. Bracteata be
crossed with V. Capensis?  I don't know how to do that, I'm just curious?
Thanks again,

On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Nhu Nguyen <> wrote:

> Hi Dee,
> The pattern does look strange for virus, but you can't exclude that. Seeds
> should come through clean, but just in case, soak them in 10% bleach + a
> drop of dish soap for 5 minutes. That should get rid of any virus particles
> on the surface.
> Peter suggested nutrient deficiency, which seems likely. Aspirin in water
> can sometimes help mask the symptoms of virused plants. Aspirin is made
> from salicylic acid, which is an important compound known to ramp up the
> plant immune system. It's sort of like humans taking vitamin C during a
> cold.
> Nhu
> On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Dee Foster <> wrote:
> > If it was virused, however, are
> > the seeds necessarily virused too?
> >
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