I've only had mine for about two weeks. Still obviously stressed but she does has new leaves forming. Growth appears like it is going to be quick.
Doing the happy schizzy dance, errr knock on wood!
Disregard the granular stuff.... betcha cant guess LOL
Thanks Ron, Jim et al., for the help and guidance.
My first attempt 6 months or so ago was very short lived...
Looking good Jim. How much light is your plant getting? I forgot did I send your some ****zys in an exchange before?
I have it on the grow rack, on top of the light, set back in, so it gets what shines through the glass doors.
With a snowstorm coming and a request for more pics, out came the camera.... As usual, my D. schizandra's enjoy the cooler temps of winter in our house. Notice anything special about my 'mother' plant?
Not obvious yet? How about this one?
Just noticed that one of my smaller plants (~3.5" dia) that I've been growing as a backup / trade candy also appears to have a flower stalk coming along. Since this plant is similarly sized to plants I've had for several years in these same conditions (pot size, media, temps, location, etc), it seems that the WFF feeding is the major catalyst for pushing them over the edge & blooming (at least in my conditions).
Congrats on the flower man! Good looking plant I don't feed mine, but they sure do seem to nab a decent snack for themselves! Mine seem to be loving the weather as well.
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From my experiance of growing alpine plants, if you do get seed, then the progeny might be more ammenable to your conditions. I think that plants that have been grown in cultivation for several generations will be much easier in cultivation.
By the way, they are some amazing plants you guys are growing, Im super envious.
RL7836: Im sure you are right I didnt think of that. Thats the other thing Iv noticed too that plants that have been in cultivation for several generations tend to self pollinate more easily. Its kind of circular, if they self pollinate, they tend to be grown by more people and they adapt more to cultivation conditions. Then more people grow them. Thats why I try and collect seed off my plants from my garden (alpine plants) or glasshouse (carnivorous) I think even if something is more easily propagated by cuttings its always good to collect and sow any seed. If ever get any ****andra seed I will send you some! (dont hold your breath though)