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Got this plant from a club member a couple of months ago - he asked me to try and flower it for an ID.
today - the spathe opened up. Enjoy!











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That is soo cool. I have a question. Once you cut the flower open like that, is it doomed, or will it live one, and if so, can you fertilize it?
 

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That is soo cool. I have a question. Once you cut the flower open like that, is it doomed, or will it live one, and if so, can you fertilize it?
Once I cut the flower up and take pictures - it ends up in the trash. Sometimes, depending on the species, I'll
save the male flower and freeze it (more to come on that later).
 

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Someone in this clube had to pick up the slack! I haven't seen anything from either you or Sean in a while! What's going on!!!
I've gone the route of neglect. The plants are doing well, but I haven't gotten many flowers. Well, I get flowers, but it's the same old stuff over and over again, minima, usteriana, moehlmannii, pygmea, longicauda, all species I've already bragged about. :D
 

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That minima still hasnt flowered for me - really stubborn plant. Recently the plants have started getting bigger - maybe it'll flower soon.
 

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Someone in this clube had to pick up the slack! I haven't seen anything from either you or Sean in a while! What's going on!!!
Still waiting for my first flower, years later. Hehe. Don't know what I am not doing, or what I am doing wrong. :wacko:
 

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I know how that feels!

I've had 2 flower for me within a couple of months from bringing them back from last year's ECS meeting and others I've had for years that have never flowered despite doing everything by the book.

I do think some of it depends on individual plants. Ghazanfar and I both got some x willissii from Jeff Senske a couple of years ago when he scaped Erin McDemitt's tank for a DVAGA kickoff meeting. Neither his nor mine have flowered although I have very impressive plants. This x willissii is from another source and Ghazanfar has no problems.

Very frustrating.

Cheers.
Jim
 
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