12-16-2009, 11:27 AM
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Location: indiana; 47802
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| | Re: rotala sp?
Originally Posted by skewlboy
so if you were to cross you would just pollenate (sp?) from a different rotala and wait for seeds?
not sure, but I think it would be as easy as rubbing inflorescence from a couple different Rotalas together and wait for seeds. Maybe an oversimplification, and I could be way off. I have read that Rotalas hybridize easily but dont know between which spp or how easy it really is. I hope to find out eventually, because I'm dedicating a setup to rotalas and I'll try to cross.
I find that bright light is good for development of the flowers. Once I put my rotalas under metal halide, they became covered with them. Another plus with rotalas in an emersed setup is that they do not take up much space above the waterline; they dont grow into trees like Hyptis or some of the Hygros for example.
Originally Posted by Zapins
Looks like a different structure. Though I didn't take a picture of my first R. mac bloom. I've been waiting a few months now for the second bloom to happen.... hasn't happened yet... stupid plant.
I haven't seen too many up-close pics of Rotala flowers and thats a pity. I have seen pics of R.macrandra 'japan' and the color was more pinkish but otherwise had the same structure as the R.mac 'green'. Please do post some pics if you get flowers again.