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    Utricularia longifolia pictures

    It is the first time that my U. longifolia has come into flower so I thought I'd take a few pics to share. The flower hasn't quite yet fully opened but I will update post when it does.













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    Ya know... it's the last picture that speaks to me. How much of the "pot" do you keep in water?

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    wow, that's a lot of "roots"! Congrats one the flower!

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    Thanks for the positive comments

    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Ya know... it's the last picture that speaks to me. How much of the "pot" do you keep in water?
    Hi Jim,

    The container is undrained, it's supermarket fresh soup packaging. As you can see, it's a transparent container and leaves form sub-terrain. The container is quite full. The growing medium is NZ dried sphagnum moss. I keep the water level at or just below surface level. It started to put up flower spike under fluorescent lights but was later moved to under metal halide lights as it grew too tall to be under my fluorescents. The kinks in the stalk are due to it hitting the fluorescent light fitting. The room where it grows has central heating but this is not on all day and not on at all at night.

    Carl

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    Mobile,

    What are your temperatures like? I grow this species but I doubt it will ever flower for me...it's too hot here year round.
    Cindy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy View Post
    Mobile,

    What are your temperatures like? I grow this species but I doubt it will ever flower for me...it's too hot here year round.
    It would be quite variable, being considerably cooler in winter than summer. Currently, daytime temperatures are mid 20's celcius on my grow shelf but will be cooler at night.

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    Nice one!

    I have longifolia growing like that in a 6" fishbowl but haven't seen any threats of blooming yet. It gets seasonal light and temps... maybe someday!

    Have you ever used your fertilizer on the leaves? I have not intentionally fertilized it (it may have been hit with over spray as I mist the orchids) but perhaps it would inspire some blooms if I were to give it a good misting of orchid bloom ferts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Nice one!
    Have you ever used your fertilizer on the leaves? I have not intentionally fertilized it (it may have been hit with over spray as I mist the orchids) but perhaps it would inspire some blooms if I were to give it a good misting of orchid bloom ferts?
    I've never used fertilisers on this plant, though I have used an aquatic fertiliser on some of my other Utricularia in the past.

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