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I have not really worked at flowering plants but I get to tick another one off the list. Woo Hoo!

It was grown in a plastic food tray about 6 inches from a flourescent strip light. The medium was a layer of Jiffy peat covered with Profile.
 

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hey Ricky,

This might interest you. From the APD:

Claus Christensen
<[email protected]> to aquatic-plants, grim1214
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RE: Flowering Emersed Glossostigma
Dear Dave
I read that you have "Flowering Emersed Glossostigma"
I just want to bring your attention on that this flower is very special!
It has a moving part!
Touch it carefully with a toothpick, move it and you will see that there
is a "Flower leaf" moving and covering the central part of the flower!
It is an experience that not many see!

Best regards

Claus
David Grim recently posted on his flowering glosso and Claus commented on
the moving stigma found on this tiny flower.

I was actually able to capture this occurrence on video for anybody that
cares to see it. Video is about 17 seconds long and contains both full
speed and a slow motion capture of the stigma being touched and opening.

http://www.plantgeek.net/users/ice/glosso_move.avi
 

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I read that too but haven't been able to see it so far. I've moved this patch of glosso which is about 25x25cm to a plastic box that is much bigger. So, I it hope will keep spreading and flowering until I can corner the market on emersed glosso.
 

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Congratulations Ricky! Were you trying to grow the plant emersed for propegation reasons or were you trying to get a flower? Do you have multiple flowers? Getting seeds would be phenomenal!

I had some flower this summer in covered salad tray I got at the cafeteria here at school. Media was potting soil and it was left out on my back porch. How long did it take for yours to grow?

Best,
Phil
 

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I was growing it just to see what would happen mainly. I was hoping for flowers and got them all throughout the growth. No seeds as of yet.

I'd say from the initial planting of just little portions to flowering carpet was roughly six to eightweeks, perhaps less. I just didn't keep a record of when I set it up.
 

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T-8 shoplights from Lowes 64W total over each of the racks. The "fancy" silver ones. 8)

The window behind the shelf faces directly South so there is some "free" light coming in too. The lights come on about 1 pm or so and off at 11 pm.
 

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Ricky,

Do you use a lid or any sort of a clear cover over the trays with plants?
Do you mist them with anything?

--Nikolay
 

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Nikolay,

No, I didn't use a lid or mist. I just tried to keep the water level just over the substrate surface by a few millimeters at the minimum. I wanted it to acclimate at room humidity (about 34%) if possible which it did.
 
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