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    Another update on the P. heterophylla. Here is one that was fed with some springtails last week.



    A look at how these leaves unfurl in a spiral manner.



    And a shot with two in the same pot. Unfortunately. the wind wasn't cooperating today and consequently the flower was flopping around considerably.



    They were both fed another springtail meal after shooting these photos, so hopefully that will encourage them to continue on with decent growth.

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    Here's another update on the P. heterophylla.

    These pings are putting out more of the thinner upright type leaves. Note the flower stalk in the middle that has dropped its petals.



    The white specks on the leaves are from the tropical springtails that these plants were recently fed.

    A shot of one of the leaves unfurling.



    And a closer look at the seed capsule that remains left standing after the flower petals dropped.



    It'll be interesting to see if it was pollinated and is able to produce at least some viable seed.

    dvg

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    Wow.. that is the most interesting ping I've ever seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by thez_yo View Post
    Wow.. that is the most interesting ping I've ever seen
    Yeah, this species doesn't waste any time exploding out of the gate, showing all of this growth in less than a month's time.

    dvg

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    That is soooooooo awesome

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    suite

    what substrat ?

    can you tell us your dormance method ?

    jeff

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    It seems these plants grow in pine/oak forests in situ.

    I prefer to grow them in an all mineral mix with locally obtained ingredients, that tend to lend more of an alkaline pH to the mix.

    As fas as their dormancy is concerned, mine are grown indoors under lights and their growing media is kept bone dry throughout their dormancy period.

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    suite

    excellent your substrat .

    this specie is may be under a pine/oak forest but clearly in a gypsum substrat like you see here


    for my part I grow this specie in this substrat : pur gypsum/river sand 50/50

    my problem the dormance , and particularly the perenity on several year , if you have some solution I would love to know

    also on the transplanting and the growing's perenity to the keikis



    jeff

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