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Thread: D.adelae - just my weird "theories"

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    Brian, how did you get them to flower? I just get endless leaf after endless leaf after....

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    I waved my my magic wand and said "Flower".

    Seriously, I didn't do anything. The plant flowered on it's own shortly after I received it. I had it in with my highland plants, so maybe the temp. drops at night triggered something, but I doubt it. I also transplanted it into a very large container. I know that some plants will flower because of environmental stress, but I'm not sure if it applies to D. adelae.

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    Yeah, they'll flower because of environmental stress and they'll flower when happy. Go figure.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

    Seriously, maybe the day/night differential is the trick. Window sill plants and terraria that aren't temp controlled don't get nearly the day/night differential as being outside would. Talk about theories....

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    Lam, the "possum" thingy is when the mother plant die back but send out many little plantlets in return. Honestly, I would rather the mother plant gets larger and larger! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Jimscott, the temperature drop at night in important for flowering. And length of light exposure too. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Hmm...I wonder how I can get D.adelae to flower in my weather...so warm!!!
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    That day/night thing could also be what is lacking for the Mexican pings that refuse to flower for me. It doesn't seem to affect most of my sundews or Utrics, though.

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    Mine would flower but usually would do poorly afterwards.

    My D. regia will go great guns, get huge, then start looking bad with leaves blackening. Next thing I know, I have a bunch of offsets. Currently I have 3 crowns recovering and 8 new offsets. So I guess the growth cycle has started again. YAY!

    Ya gotta love those plants that reproduce from the roots, thus saving you from dispair. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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