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    Quote Originally Posted by gill_za View Post
    Looking over the pot where U. geminiloba grows in pure LFS, tonight I found this:





    This leaf was broken off from the plant when I received it. It was covered with a thin layer of Sphagnum for about a month and a half.
    very nice!
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    gill_za: very cool pics - thanks for sharing.

    I'm very curious about people's success with this species. I've read numerous accounts of folk's having problems growing it. So far, mine has been a super-robust grower without odd idiosyncrasies. I believe RSS has had similar experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    that was from a leaf? could have fooled me---looks like a tuber. congrats! you've successfully propagated an orchidioides utric from a leaf pulling!
    Are you thinking this is unusual?

    Quote Originally Posted by boxofrain View Post
    Nice job! Very interesting method. I have left the "rolons" attached to the mother plant while "air layering" them in small cups of LFS in water trays. Once established, I "cut the chord".
    This was my original 'safe' approach. However, sometimes the pot & root location required major effort to get into place. I also found that the approach didn't have 100% success (which was a real surprise!). I was pretty happy when I found how successful & easy just snipping off the roots & sticking them in wet live LFS ...
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    Ron,
    How long should the bits be left in wet LFS like that - until a few full adult sized leaves develop? Not that long? What if there are just a couple young leaves per strand - should they be left in the wet conditions longer? Will they tend to put on size faster in these conditions than being in a net pot of just moist live moss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Ron,
    How long should the bits be left in wet LFS like that - until a few full adult sized leaves develop? Not that long? What if there are just a couple young leaves per strand - should they be left in the wet conditions longer? Will they tend to put on size faster in these conditions than being in a net pot of just moist live moss?
    LOL! When I disturbed the little tray recently to send some pieces out, I was wondering the same thing. (I sure wish we could get Pyro back into these discussions!!) If I get some time this w/e, I'll transfer some over into pots and try to find out. However, based on what I found when I was digging in that little tray, I might be inclined to go against my instincts (& prior experience) & keep them in very wet live LFS for a while longer. There was a lot of growth in that little tray that was invisible from the top. I found that quite soon, there would be one solid mat of mixed rolons & traps all tangled together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    gill_za: very cool pics - thanks for sharing.

    I'm very curious about people's success with this species. I've read numerous accounts of folk's having problems growing it. So far, mine has been a super-robust grower without odd idiosyncrasies. I believe RSS has had similar experience.
    Ron,

    Out of the three Utrics you sent me last time, this one established itself the fastest. I originally set it up in two colonies (1: pure live Sphagnum, 2: milled lfs/sand/aps). Both seemed to grow at the same rate. Yesterday I transferred the above leaf and few stolons in Aps/Live_sphag/cypress_mulch/peat (3/2/1/1) mix just as an experiment. So I have 3 colonies of the plant at the moment. I'll update later on how the latest colony is doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gill_za View Post
    Yesterday I transferred the above leaf and few stolons in Aps/Live_sphag/cypress_mulch/peat (3/2/1/1) mix just as an experiment. So I have 3 colonies of the plant at the moment.
    It will be interesting to see your results. When I did a similar test, plants grew the same in both media for a while. After the initial period, the pure LFS pot just took off & it was no longer close. I found something similar with all of the original Orchidioides as well as U. nelumbifolia & humboldtii. U. reniformis & nephrophylla both did better in peat mixes for me.

    Imo, more people should do testing to see if they get similar results. My tests show very different results from Pyro so I'm wondering if my peat may have been an issue and also whether I'd get different results w/ U. nelumbifolia & humboldtii if I'd kept them on the drier side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    I found something similar with all of the original Orchidioides as well as U. nelumbifolia & humboldtii. U. reniformis & nephrophylla both did better in peat mixes for me.
    I can confirm this for nephrophylla. It doesn't grow as much in pure sphag as it does in peat based media in my conditions. I have also a similar experiment going for U. reniformis, but it is too early to tell anything definitive yet. I plan on trying it for every Epiphytic utric I have at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    Are you thinking this is unusual?
    technically, it shouldnt, since i believe many utricularia have adapted to this kind of life strategy. for myself, cuttings of U. graminifolia floating in water when i trim my tank turn into plants, and settle in unwanted areas of the tank, ie: in my mini pellia, fissidens, etc.

    for orchidoides, it should be no different, but i think there are specific conditions that need to be met in order to successfully take.
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