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Since everyone likes the chrysantha so much (I've actually currently got 6 flowers on 2 stalks):
U. chrysantha by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
But I have something even better at the moment:
U. nelumbifolia SG by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Never realized the flowers can have yellow streaks down the nectar spur
U. nelumbifolia SG by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
U. nelumbifolia SG by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
U. nelumbifolia SG by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And I selfed it, naturally, and there's a huge pod already developing. If all 3 develop the same way...gonna have a lot of seedlings. Also just because, took some pollen and put it on a U. calycifida bloom, and may well do the same with one of the buds on a longifolia stalk that's growing, just to see if anything results. Doubt it, but what the heck...
 
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This first thing isn't a Utric, but...
Crappy cell phone camera attempt first:
G. exhibitionista by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And then attempts with my better camera:
G. exhibitionista by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
G. exhibitionista by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
G. exhibitionista by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Now, proper Utrics:
U. nelumbifolia by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
U. nelumbifolia by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Those flowers I got off this plant, first pod made a bunch of seeds. Next two...not so much...but I still have something like 70+ U. nelumbifolia seedlings floating in a cup, slowly starting to grow...
U. nelumbifolia by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
U. nelumbifolia by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
U. chrysantha by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
U. longifolia by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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It's in a wet cup of sphagnum. That's it.
Also just discovered that drying out both my humboldtii and reniformis have made them take off, and a dry spell has triggered two alpina inflorescences...so only a couple species like nelumbifolia seem to really like it sopping.
 
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It's in a wet cup of sphagnum. That's it.
Also just discovered that drying out both my humboldtii and reniformis have made them take off, and a dry spell has triggered two alpina inflorescences...so only a couple species like nelumbifolia seem to really like it sopping.
Interesting, I just recently switched to a "wet cup of sphagnum" this gives me hope! Also, how dry is dry, and for how long? I have renifomis but have never gotten it to flower, lots of "leaves" but no flowers, so I'm willing to try anything.
 
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I had them flooded for a long time, over the past couple months just haven't watered and let the levels drop on their own to generally moist.
 
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