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    Quote[/b] ]Flowering occurs naturally in mature plants when the days are short and the nights are cool. Under indoor cultivation, pineapple plants seldom flower on their own. Mature plants have to be forced to flower by exposing them to ethylene gas. Apples, pears, and peaches produce high amounts of ethylene gas. Place a few apple slices between the leaf axils and leave for one week, or enclose the plant in a clear plastic bag with 2 or 3 fruits for one week. Approximately 60 days later, a flower cluster should appear.
    I got this from an ebay person selling pinapple plants...could this work for CPs? even if they would flower regularly
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    Feel free to try it as an experiement, but ethylene is a powerful plant hormone that has different effects on different plants. Some orchid growers say a gas stove releases enough ethylene to prevent some plants from flowering and to shorten the lifespan of other plants' blooms. It makes fruit ripen more quickly and an apple turning to mush releases enough to do the same to its neighbors. And the ethylene from ripening apples will make onions go bad. Remember that a bromeliad dies after blooming, although they typically sprout some pups first.
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    Hello there! This technics only works with bromeliads... (Bromelias, Tillandsias, Ananas, etc.)

    So i do not think this can work with CP's, because chemically both groups of plants have different conditions and needs.

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    Jorge Joel...
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