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Thread: How Fast Has Your Campanulata flowered??

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    So i have been hearing that N. Campanulata flowered when it was extremly young. How fast/early has yours flowered?
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    I've had mine for about 4 years and done all my normal flower initiating procedures, raising close to the lights or "forgetting" to water, a combo of the two, changing lights, giving a few nights in the highland chamber... and it still won't expose itself to me yet! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

    I've recently been thinking of giving it a very light dose of Cal/Mag reef aquarium supplement in a soil flush to see if it's the limestone that it's missing. Since I only use pure RO water and occasional orchid fertilizers (which contain no Ca or Mg) and occasional small prey item.

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    I understood nothing about all what you were speaking! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    me or swords?
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    If it was me, those things I described can help initiate flower spikes in orchids and have seemed to coincide with my other Neps flowering so I have tried these things with my N. campanulata to spur flowering but it did not have the effect.

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    High potassium fertilizer is also supposed to encourage flowering.

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    Mine flowered twice when it was about 4" across during February 2005. Mine suffered a major setback after that. It has only recently put out newer leaves with pitchers.

    Condition and size when flowering.


    After that. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] The pink star is where the flowering stem was. The black spider is a new basal shoot but the newer leaves were getting smaller and smaller)


    Generally, N. campanulata does not react well to flowering when young. My advice would be for you to remove the flower stalks if it flowers too soon.
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    Cindy: how young was it when it flowered for the first time? and can you tell wether it is male or female? and what happened to the leaves. i see a growth point but did the leaves just all die off?
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