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    Alot of people say U. longifolia needs to be root bound (or is it stolon bound? ) to flower. How much more root bound can it be? Should I expect flowers soon from you experts that have flowered this plant once? hehe

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    Mine was even more densely rollon bound when mine flowered. Since this happy event was a one off for me, I hesitate to conclude too much from this. I know of other growers who have had more prolific flowering from the plants they grew unrestricted in an outdoor setting.

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    Darn! Mine does not have nearly enough rollons! How long has yours been growing Adnedarn and in what size pot?

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    SF, that sits in a 4 3/4 square pot. And to tell you the truth. I have no idea how long it has been growing. I have another in a 5 inch round pot that has the same density of growth, but also don't know how long that one has been growing.
    The one in the round pot has plenty of traps. Does any one have a clue why the one pictured doesn't? There are two differences the one pictured is currently growing with the pot in a bad due to a bug problem a while back and i just havn't decided to take it out yet and the one pictured is 50/50 peat perlite and the other is 50/50 peat sand. But would these things make no traps on the plant?!
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    Mine is in a three inch pot, and has been for quite some time. It is so root bound that it is nearly dead. It has two scapes at the moment. I have had it flower just a few months after repotting too.

    I will offer this theory, for your consideration: flowering in U. longifolia is related to conditions other than "pot binding". These conditions may be subtle, and not immediately obvious. But, since it is a fast growing plant, it has usually filled its pot by the time the condions are right for flowering.

    Therefore, even though being pot bound and flowering are often observed together, the former is not necessarily the cause of the later.

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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] a lot of CPs stop making traps when they get enough micro nutrients from other sources. That could be why you don't see any traps.
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    Root binding and flowering are interrelated,the reason for this is because when a plant gets root bound it believes it is about to die,and so it flowers and sets seed to perpetuate the species,another example of this is if you drive a few nails into a citrus tree that is reluctant to bloom\fruit it will start blooming shortly afterwards again the reason is that the plant believes that it has been girdeled and is therefore close to death and wants to perpetuate the species,however in cultivation the plant does not die and in fact continues to bloom and live a happy healthy life![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Dode, please forgive me if i missed a previous post on this, but could you elaborate on what conditions seem to be right for yours to flower?
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