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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    I had no success flowering either U. longifolia or U. reniformis in my basement under lights (whether I changed photoperiod or not). However moving both species to an east-facing window here in the Northeast in autumn provided the conditions for both to flower in the spring. The last U. reniformis on the windowsill flowered all summer.

    I don't know what specific conditions acted as catalysts but as you'd expect, the plants received a dose of seasonal temp & photoperiod changes.
    'Useful information. Mine has been in the garage window for months now so I have my fingers crossed. I just saw a plant of the same clone with dried flowers on it so I know it can be done! Would you happen to have any photos? I could use some inspiration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemax View Post
    Would you happen to have any photos? I could use some inspiration.
    Sure, there's a bunch of pics in my growlist (bottom section) for you to sort through. This one is probably my fave:**

    Besides being attractive (imho), I like this pic because it shows both a newly unfurling flower, four blooms of various ages & a growing seedpod of a previously-pollinated flower - all on the same stalk.

    The only times I haven't had U. longifolia & U. reniformis flower in my window was when the plants were either thoroughly & excessively potbound or when they were not mature / large enough to have the energy to make a flower.

    ** LOL - All of my pics over the years have been posted using Photobucket. Apparently Adobe Flash is an integral part of their website. I cannot even copy the img url to repost one of my pics ever since I evicted Flash from my computer. Here's the pic freshly uploaded via Flickr (which apparently doesn't use Flash - thankfully).

    While searching my files for the pic, I came across an older / saved web pic of Fernando showing a U. longifolia in habitat, clearly demonstrating the origins of it's name ...
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    Thanks, amigo! Inspiration received.
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