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Roridula Gorgonias, seed to flowering in less than a year :)

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I thought I would have to wait two years before these would come full circle. Nope, these two precocious babies wanted to surprise me for the holidays! :boogie:
Presently, these two are 285 days old.

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NemJones

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NICE. such an amazing species, wish i could get the space for some of these.
Jeremiah first introduced me to these a couple years ago.

What lights do you have them under?
 
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NICE. such an amazing species, wish i could get the space for some of these.
Jeremiah first introduced me to these a couple years ago.

What lights do you have them under?

Nothing fancy, just standard T12 cool white bulbs. It is not a grow space, so to speak. Rather, they share space on my gel electrophoresis bench.
 
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apoplast

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Hi Pokie - Nice looking Roridula babies! They grow up so fast. :cry: I've had mine for a few yeas. About 4 I guess. It started blooming the first year as well, and now it's been in bloom for over a year. I absolutely love this genus! They are really cool, and I feel like they are under appreciated. Glad to see you are giving yours the attention they so richly deserve.
 
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Wow your plants are certainly growing a lot faster than mine is. What is your fertilizer regimen?
 
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Thanks apoplast! It certainly is a fast grower and easily cared for, in comparison to R. Dentata, at least. I find they benefit from larger pots. Small short pots stunt their growth. I reccomend placing seedlings into at least 4" tall pots to let them spread their roots.

Nimbulan, I fertilise by squirting maxsea on them every 2 weeks. They sit in 1" to 2" of water which needs to be replaced every 2-3 days. They get warm temperatures all year round, never falling below 72f and often into the 80fs.


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I've been keeping mine outdoors, and spraying it with air plant fertilizer weekly since that's what I have. I think I'm going to get some Maxsea soon and see how that does. I'm going to need it anyway since I'm starting some Sarracenia seeds for the first time.

I'm a bit surprised they're doing so well in such small pots. I've read they need a lot of root space like Drosophyllum.
 

Ngantnier

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Nothing fancy, just standard T12 cool white bulbs. It is not a grow space, so to speak. Rather, they share space on my gel electrophoresis bench.

Do you mean to say you have your own gel electrophoresis analyzer? Man I hated those at school, hands are way too shaky.
 
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