User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 25 to 32 of 45

Thread: D. schizandra

  1. #25
    RL7836's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    3,252
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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?


    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    With some feeding, I'm hoping to coax a bloom out of it this year ...
    Yup. That dark protusion in the center is the start of a flower stalk (lighter one on the left is a new leaf forming). Looks like the feeding (WFFs), larger pot (moved from 3.5" to 5.5") and cool winter temps have given it a reason to start a bloom. While it's not like I'll get any seeds, it's a cool milestone (once it actually happens).
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    02.06.10 edit
    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).
    All the best,
    Ron
    You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt

    *** Growlist / Wants / Offers ***
    (with Pics)

  2. #26
    Admin- I'm growing CPs in the Desert of Tucson, Az. adnedarn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona USA
    Posts
    8,432
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    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.

    Andrew
    -Andrew
    Owner of TerraForums, FlyTrapShop.com, and cpforums.org.
    Support FlyTrapShop, support TerraForums! www.flytrapshop.com

  3. #27
    Kinabalufan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Dunedin New Zealand
    Posts
    134
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    My Growlist

    My Webpage with photos I took On Mt Kinabalu

  4. #28
    RL7836's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    3,252
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Kinabalufan View Post
    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.
    While I believe what you're saying, I do not believe the sisters are self fertile. Whether due to the high humidity they are normally grown in or true lack of receptivity, they rarely, if ever, produce any seeds. If I had a 2nd seed clone (are there any in USA?), I'd pollinate but not w/ only one clone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinabalufan View Post
    By the way, they are some amazing plants you guys are growing, Im super envious.
    Thanks for the kind comment.
    All the best,
    Ron
    You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt

    *** Growlist / Wants / Offers ***
    (with Pics)

  5. #29
    CPlantaholic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Corn Field, Iowa
    Posts
    970
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That is beautiful Ron. Nice work.
    Visit The Sundew Grow Guides: http://www.growsundews.com
    New- Drosera video tours & other sundew info, now on YouTube!

    Happy Growing!

  6. #30
    Kinabalufan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Dunedin New Zealand
    Posts
    134
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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 shizandra seed I will send you some! (dont hold your breath though)
    My Growlist

    My Webpage with photos I took On Mt Kinabalu

  7. #31
    Admin- I'm growing CPs in the Desert of Tucson, Az. adnedarn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona USA
    Posts
    8,432
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    So, have you got a bloom yet?

    -Andrew
    Owner of TerraForums, FlyTrapShop.com, and cpforums.org.
    Support FlyTrapShop, support TerraForums! www.flytrapshop.com

  8. #32
    RL7836's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    3,252
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    So, have you got a bloom yet?

    Touche.
    When they finally open (as long as I'm around), I'll be sure to post something. I think the stalks are up to 1/4 - 3/8" so far. For comparison - my windowsill U. longifolia & basement U. nelumbifolia sprouted after the schizzy iirc and are 5" (longifolia) & 10" (nelumbifolia) high.
    All the best,
    Ron
    You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt

    *** Growlist / Wants / Offers ***
    (with Pics)

Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Available: D. schizandra
    By Jefforever in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-06-2009, 06:23 AM
  2. Looking for D. schizandra
    By neps in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-12-2007, 07:12 PM
  3. Looking for D. schizandra
    By LLeopardGGecko in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-13-2006, 02:39 PM
  4. D. schizandra
    By D muscipula in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-18-2004, 05:43 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •