Hmmm - if it arrived in April of 2009, then it is likely to be a SG plant from a West Coast grower (germinated by another CP buddy). I believe that the seeds were from a selfed 'Big Sister' type of rennie. Siblings to that clone in my less-than-optimal conditions produce leaves ranging from nickel-size to ~3".ummmm quarter sized I would think, not sure about clone.... missing label but it came from some jersey dude
I know I know, but it was there I swear.... now its not, gremlins I tell ya
Well this is the first time it has offered to bloom for me as well... woot woot!indeed. woots. this one has never ever attempted to bloom for me... ever!!!!
Hmmm - if it arrived in April of 2009, then it is likely to be a SG plant from a West Coast grower (germinated by another CP buddy). I believe that the seeds were from a selfed 'Big Sister' type of rennie. Siblings to that clone in my less-than-optimal conditions produce leaves ranging from nickel-size to ~3".
Mine have never entertained the thought of sending up a stalk.
Enjoy the beautiful flowers ...
ugh.... understoodvery nice Butch! now, 2 months of waiting....
Indoors, under fluorescent lighting, 5000k T8'sMay I ask, is that grown indoors under lights?. outdoor greenhouse?
Thanks for any info.
Looking forward to seeing the full bloom!
Unless it's really cold, I suspect the time will be measured in weeks from this point (just a swag - but I can guess too)
So far, the 'dry-thing' hasn't worked for me. I've tried bone-dry (crunchy sphag) and a few levels above that (higher moisture). When I did the bone-dry approach, the plant had a lot of difficulty emerging when I started to water. Lost one pot & had to dig another out.Just my 2 cents.... I think its likely dry period.
Ive been letting mine dry to the point of the sphag being crunchy for the last few months before I water. This is also their natural time to be umm dry (relatively speaking)
Any idea if this dry season around tepui-ville is the same as southeast Brazil. I'm not sure of the U. reniformis range but I believe I've read about observations in Minas Gerais.Back about a year ago I posted the climatic data for most of the major Tepuis. Pretty much constant as far as temp, some drop but nothing to speak of... but what was seasonal was their dry season (relatively speaking) that occurs from Oct. through March.
On the flip side, would a plant be able to finish flowering during the time when water is scarce and many others have dried back to tubers?Additionally, "The genus Utricularia - a taxonomic monograph by Taylor, Peter. (1989)." states that U. reniformis can be observed in-situ flowering from Oct. through March.
I dont think that is a coincidence.... Realistically, how could pollination occur when youre getting multiple inches of rain per day.... it would seem risky for the plant to expell that much energy any other time of the year.
I agree, dry spell does seem to work for many. However, I wonder if either dry spell or cold weather would work since either would place the plant into a dormant state? I also wonder if photoperiod plays a part?My vote is dry spell, maybe even dry spell and a oct. through march time frame.