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    Getting Longifolia to Bloom

    Anyone know how to get utricularia longifolia to grow? Mine has grow from a single leaf to a massive bush in four months, but no flowers. Do they usually flower at a specific time a year/ do they need a variation in photoperiod or watering? Many thanks!

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    Seasonal typically, mine is flowering now. They do best experiencing a change in temperature or day length.
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    Darnit. Gotta up the light and the temp then, I want me some nice flowerss

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    Mine's stubborn, too and I wonder if perhaps a cool temp drop might work? I may be keeping it far too consistently warm.

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    @theplantman That might be the cause. Mine has been in my lowland terrarium every since I got it with no temp fluctuation at all. I'm going to move it to my cooler ceph tank and see if that does the trick.

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    The particular form I grow, a dark purple flower I gather, has been doing well for me for several years now. I have given it changing photo periods, temperatures and dryness. So far I have had no success with getting it to bloom but as we approach spring I am hoping for success again. I am told that some clones are possibly easier to bloom but I don't really know. Certainly other, probably more utric-accomplished than I, growers have been successful.
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    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.
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    Still waiting for mine to bloom also. Had it a year now. Makes leaves just fine.
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