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I fairly recently started keeping carnivorous plants, but I feel I may be able to add to this thread.
I recently obtained my U. praelonga and it has not flowered, but I have had numerous conversations with those who are successful with theirs, and I am told that praelonga prefers to have the water level about even with the soil level, and that it enjoys occasional flooding.
Under these conditions I understand that it should flower. I also suspect that it may be worth the effort after keeping a plant in this manner for an extended period of time to experiment by lowering the water level to see if that induces flowering.
Hope this helps!
Welcome to the forums Kayaker78!
You're right about praelonga liking a lot of water, and many species of utrics do flower when the water level drops.
I wonder if it could be some combination of water level changes and another cue, probably temperature and/or light.
I have my plant underwater currently and its been like this for 2 months. I am holding my breath: if something is going to happen I think it will be soon when the plant returns to growth. After I get some aboveground growth, I will start to dry the plant off. I figure thats about every durned cue that I can give it. It is pot bound, went through a cold winter dormancy including a freeze, has been under natural photoperiod, semi-aquatic and about to dry.
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Looking at my plant today I noticed there are numerous things poking up: a forest of them! They are not green like the grass like leaves, and they are round in cross section, not flat. I think they might be scapes!
Those are very good news. Please keep us informed of the progress.
They are growing, and there are a lot of them. I am confident that these are scapes because of the round cross section. Of course, it's a far cry from seeing a scape to seeing the flowers, scapes are known to abort. So far the growth is steady. If it does flower it will be quite a display.
Man I just love Utricularia!
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