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Thread: U. praelonga flowering instructions

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    when i get home ill look up praelonga in Taylor's and see what it gives for a range but im about willing to bet its in an area that recieves a cold spell cause im almost positive i was talking with a Brit sometime back about it and he said he got it to bloom after a couple weeks near freezing over a winter in the greenhouse............
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    Utricularia pralonga:

    Distribution: southern Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina between about 14*S to 31*S.

    Habitat: Wet savanna, marshes, and by streams mostly between 750 and 1500 meters



    to put the altitude data in somewhat familiar numbers Nepenthes ephippiata is found between 1000 and 1900 meters.......hamata starts growing at about 1400..........lowii starts at about 1600..........rajah starts at about 1500 meters........lowlands are what? between 0 and 500-750 meters? so..............given the latitudes and the altitudes i would think that in the wild its probable that this species can see near freezing temps

    not sure just how accurate description this is but if yah reverse the latitude.......Phoenix AZ is at 33*N and roughly 1000 feet up and can see temps down to the high teens. during the winter though the average lows are in the 40's..........not sure just how comparable the latitudes are if yah reverse north and south but its just FYI

    (BTW i am interested in comments on my assessment other than the habitat and distribution at the top as thats straight out of Taylor's.......would like to know if my logic is right.....pain meds have things kinda fuzzy)
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    I keep it outside all year to where it gets down into the teens, but I thought that it liked warm temps.

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    hmmm. i may be able to do two things at once if i put my longifolia in the fridge. make it flower and get rid of its spider mite problem. will the mites die if they are in the fridge?
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    Comments re: Rattler and cold being the inducer.

    Sorry I am going to have to say that cold alone will not do it. I have 3 or 4 pots of thins species (all are 6cm square) and they are in my sunroom. My sunroom sees temps that basically are whatever the outside temp is here in Atlanta with the exception that I heat to just above freezing (3C) in winter. I have never gotten the plant to flower. I even transplanted a portion into one of my bogs. It survived the winter (suprised me in that regard) but it still has not made any intication of wanting to flower.

    I am pretty sure this is anothe of the species that needs "bulk" before it'll do anything so maybe aim for a 10-15cm pot and try to not disturb it for a year or two. Then try for seasonal cycling and perhaps a little wet/dry cycle too
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    didnt realize your temps got down that low or that you let your plants experience them if they did.................thanks for the info............like i said pain meds had things fuzzy
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    Hey no worries, I don't usually cover my conditions unless specifically asked so your asking for personal accounts was a good call.
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    Phil Wison once told me he chucked a pot of this he thought was dead outside in the autumn (Phil is in England). He mentioned the following spring he got good flowering from it, and that was a one and only. I tried to emulate those conditions and my plant did nothing more than it ever did. I also noted that flowering was more common with the UK growers, so I dunno. Experiment! Divide and try different conditions, maybe you'll hit the magic combo!
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