Weird, I thought heterophylla had long and thin leaves like gypsicola. Or does it produce differently shaped leaves, hence the name heterophylla?
Yes, early leaves right after dormancy are wider and shorter, the later summer leaves are long and thin. P. medusina does the same thing.
Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
There is far more to everything than meets the eye.
Have had this P. heterophylla from AW for five years now, shown here in a 4" pot.
It is getting ready to go into dormancy now, so i'll just leave the pot to dry out completely now.
This is a seed grown plant from seed sown on July 28, 2013, in a 3" pot. It has been through a dormancy already and is getting ready for another one, shortly.
This small seedling was from the smallest bulb shown in my previous posting...I stuck it in with a P. moranensis, so I could keep an eye on its progress.
And all three pots together.
Amazing! Nice plants
Here is a two year old seed-grown P. heterophylla in the process of dividing, from about a month ago.
It hasn't flowered yet and is the first of my heterophylla plants to do the dividing thing.
At around this time when my mature heterophylla plants were flowering, I took the time to pollinate around forty flowers and here is some of the seed I was able to collect from them.
The seed was sown on October 12, one month ago today.
This is the top dressing I used to sow them on top of.
The above media top dressing consists of pro mix, #2 grit, bonsai sand and silica sand in a 3:2:1:1 ratio respectively.
And here is one of the four pots with the resulting seedlings, taken from earlier today.
In late October, I took apart a mature dormant bulb to propagate some plants from leaf pullings.
The leaves were laid onto coffee filters and placed inside a freezer bag, under lights.
Last night when I was repotting some other mexi-pings, a few dislodged leaves from a P. agnata were also added to this bag.
And here is a pic from today of the same dividing plant from the opening pics above.
Hopefully, in time, i'll have a few more of these plants to spread around.
Last edited by dvg; 11-12-2015 at 03:05 PM.
Absolutely amazing. Your plants are stunning.
I've read that in situ, they will flower twice a year, but in cultivation, mine are actually in dormancy for up to eight full months of the year.
Now maybe i can still learn what it takes to coax them out of dormancy earlier or even more frequently, but for now they seem to start putting out new growth in the autumnal months.
But they are easy to take care of when they enter into their extended dormancy periods...just put them off to the side, away from being directly under any artificial lights and withhold water from them.
Beautiful! Just beautiful i just love how shiny and sticky it looks and has great color and a fun shape.. Looks like i gotta get one of those