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    Some species can flower and make gemmae same time....in general they are not supposded to flower this time of year.
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    LOL! I have a pot of S. pygmaea (such as they are labeled) with fresh flower scapes. Generally, they tend to flower throughout the summer and the gemmae follow in the fall.

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    My Nitidula x Ericksoniae are constantly putting out flowers, all year long, and I have yet to see Gemmae after 1.5 years of growth. I've wanted them for a while now, because these little guys are in a desperate need of a repot, but I've heard pygmies don't repot well. Hence wanting Gemmae. Too bad you can't get seeds out of the little guys.
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    Re: the constant flowering....Are you adjusting your lighting throughout the season to mimic a natural daylength? The clone you mentioned was a record holder for gemmae production in my former collection.

    As for the seeds, they're notoriously difficult to germinate...we need to get you going with the gemmae scene!
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    D. erricksoniae (or whatever they are calling it this month) has got to be among the most prolific gemmae producers and flowererererers. And from what I have read (though not experienced), their seeds do germinate.




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    Re: streetlights

    I wonder if color temps have anything to do with interruption of gemmae production. Mercury vapor streetlights have that sickly blue-green pallor to them although some red component is added to combat that look. The stairway light is a "standard" CFL energy saver and to my eye has a warmish white cast to it.
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    What you have in your pic is not omissa/ericksoniae Jim! The flowers dont look like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamlin Dawnstar View Post
    Re: the constant flowering....Are you adjusting your lighting throughout the season to mimic a natural daylength? The clone you mentioned was a record holder for gemmae production in my former collection.

    As for the seeds, they're notoriously difficult to germinate...we need to get you going with the gemmae scene!
    Not so much, no. They are on a small end-table in front of a window, they had a 60W Gro Light on top of them as well -- close enough that the Albino Cape Sundew that was nearby burned it's flower stalk because it touched the bulb). This was going from 7 AM till 7-8 PM, but I have recently moved it over to a batch of Cape Sundew cuttings I'm trying to start in water. I am going to have to see now if the Pygmys react any to the removal of that light -- the temperature is going to probably drop a bit in the area, as I typically keep the house unheated. Maybe that will be enough to shock them into gemmae production, who knows? If they start to lose their dew the grow-light will be brought back, or perhaps I will put a heat pad under them.

    And it's not constant flowering, this is the first time they've ever flowered en mass (I had a single lone flower earlier in the year at the old house). They had root rot -- or something very similar -- earlier this year and only really woke up after I moved them en-mass to a 8ish inch pot (I just took the top layer of soil, plant and all, and put it gently on top of their new home, then watered until they were settled in) -- where they seem to be thriving now.

    Without the Gro-bulb's light they'll be getting indirect sun from 7 AM till 1 PM or so, and direct sun from 1 - 5 or so. My apartment isn't in a super great location for sunlight, although I'm hoping that is partially because of the time of year.

    Plans for a plant rack with T12s are underway, just need to get to the store...

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