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Well, this is a plant I have been keeping for few years with not flowers. But finally and in despite of fungus pest I got the flower!





Coming soon, inside the kettle!
 

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Congratulations Xema. The flower really looks nice. I guess unpredictability is the nature of the beast with zonata. The plant I brought back from ECS last year just sulked until about 2 months ago. Now it's growing like gangbusters.

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I agree, looks like a birthday cake candle. Very nice Xema!
 

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Jim - we really need to see some pictures - otherwise we won't beleive you.
:ROFL:

I'll have to work on that tonight or tomorrow.

I was going to bring a couple to our meeting on the 2nd, but now that you're questioning my cred...

I don't know...:mrgreen:

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Pictures...

Cryptocoryne cordata var. zonata Idei A-03 in Aquasoil-Flourite mix. 2 new leaves in 3 weeks.







Cryptocoryne cordata var. zonata Idei A-03 in take away container in pure Beech tree leaf mould-distilled water slurry. This plant has 6 new plantlets shooting up in the last 2 months.





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Nice! Hey - how'd you do the fancy shmancy label printing?
Maybe he just has really nice handwriting.

I've had great luck with the beech tree slurry too, but only once it becomes a slurry, which takes a good while to accomplish.
 

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Ha ha!! State secret!

Actually, it's a Brother P-touch PT-1280 label maker and a 4 inch plant label. Type 'em up, cut, peel and stick.

Marlene got it and a FirstRays gift certificate for me for Christmas last year. Guess she figured if I'm willing to spend a couple of G's to go to Europe for plants I must be serious about this and I need a label maker and some quality fertilizer. :mrgreen: She's so good to me!! :mrgreen:

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I've had great luck with the beech tree slurry too, but only once it becomes a slurry, which takes a good while to accomplish.
Yeah, that's what I've found too. I lost so many plants last year I think now because my "Fagus soil" was too young and fresh. I've noticed as it decomposed my survivors grew better. That would probably explain why Jan has a plastic tub of "Fagus soil" sitting in water under his bench. :doh:

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Nice looking label man!

By the way, I forgot explain this plant is coming to my mother plant, I separated few plantlets I think a year ago. Mother plant is growing in a kind of fagus soil, and this one is growing on Azoo Grower bed, a sort of ADA like soil.

My experience tell me soil are needing few month to start to be usable by the plants... except ADA like soils. I use to store my bleech leaves in a sealed bag with rain water -or RO water-. Few month after storing you can got a paste of fagus leaves debris.
 

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Nice looking label man!
Ha! I finally get to post a reasonable picture of some success with a tougher Crypt. and all I hear is "Great label!" Man, you guys are tough!!! I tell ya, I don't get any respect! :D

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Ha! I finally get to post a reasonable picture of some success with a tougher Crypt. and all I hear is "Great label!" Man, you guys are tough!!! I tell ya, I don't get any respect! :D
Ok, man, you new growth looks really healthy!! :-({|=
Congrats!!:D
 

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Hello Jim,

Congrats for the nice plant and the great wife! :)

BTW, I think the plant in the container could use some added soil - it's probably nutrient limited.
 

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Hello Xema,

Congrats to flower this plant - that's one of my favorite crypts! Even without an inflorescence, the leaves are beautiful (emersed as well as submersed). IMHO it's also easier to culture than most other zonata strains...
 

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Hello Jim,

Congrats for the nice plant and the great wife! :)

BTW, I think the plant in the container could use some added soil - it's probably nutrient limited.
Thanks. I think you're right. I've not added any since I potted the original up. Hopefully that will help smother some of that darn moss too.

Cheers.
Jim
 
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