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Thread: [i]genlisea violacea[/i] 'giant' flower

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    Hi All,

    I've been growing this plant for a looong time, and have given/traded away numerous offspring (through leaf cuttings). Most of the recipents had their plants flower within a few months... my mother plant continued to sit there unfloweringly.

    That was, until a few weeks ago, when a scape started to emerge:

    [img]http://home.**********.com/noah/genlisea.jpg[/img]

    And here is the flower [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    [img]http://home.**********.com/noah/genliseaflower.jpg[/img]

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    ohh wow, noah! Beautiful plant and flower! let me know when yo have more offspring for trade. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    -Spec
    Oh, just curious, how do you grow it? I want one really bad, but i don't know how to grow them... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    Now I am sad. My G. hispidula was going to flower but was eaten by some scale insects [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]. I am jealous.

    Great photos!

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    Hi spec,

    I'll take some cuttings. contact me sometime this summer. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I used to grow it in ~1/4" peat on top of a grid sitting on top of a jar of water, so that the traps were visible, as described in a cpn article I read once.

    A few months ago I transfered the plants into pure sphagnum peat moss, where they have been growing since. The soil is kept wet-moist to soggy.

    @nick - [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] I hope your hispidula recovers and sends up another flower stalk!

    take care,

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    Nice pic. I've got blooms on lobata x violacea, violacea, hispidula and lobata. Tons of fun [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    For a weird growth factoid, I grow my plants in either LFS or peat:sand but recently I transfered a hispidula cutting into straight sand. This cutting has exploded in size and in under 3 months has reached the same size as the original parent plant [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] I am seeing if I can repeat this feat with a few other species
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    That sounds interesting! I think I will go try it on a violacea X lobata tonight to see how it goes. Keep us posted pyro. But back to the post... very nice pic!

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