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    Beautiful plants! I just noticed your contrasting avatar. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Hey Pingman:

    Have you been experimenting with reduced photoperiods? I thought you cultivated your plants with a steady 16-hour photoperiod all year long? Was there any particular reason you made the change?

    Just curious,
    Corey

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    I did reduce the photoperiod on some of my plants, main reason was to see if it would help induce flowering. It appears to have been effective, some plants that hardly, if ever, bloomed before, are blooming more regularly now.
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    Joseph, why do butterworts, or some of them flower when their photoperiod is reduced, while many other plants flower when their photoperiod is increased? I'm sure it's multi-causal, but I thought I would ask one who has observed these plants for 37 years.

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    It would be related to whatever environmental factors in their natural habitat provide that species with the reproductive advantage(s) they need to survive/thrive. Some of the Mexican Pinguicula have a flowering period in both their summer and winter, others only in one or the other, in cultivation some bloom nearly continuously.
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