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    So, U. reniformis is pretty easy going? And the summary I am getting is that you don't want to sit it in water up to the rim of the pot like other Utrics are sometimes grown?
    I just got one from Tony(thanks, Tony). [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I have a plant of one of the small reniformis forms which I grow as an aquatic, and have done for quite some time. It has the main stolons submerged, with some Sphagnum but mainly (rather dirty) water. It grows leaves & flowers OK and goes dormant in winter the same as the ones I grow terrestrially. There is a little bit of stolon rot, but I think mainly of the older portions and mostly they remain healthy. Remember that this species is extremely closely related to U. nelumbifolia - the small form looks superficially more like my nelumbifolia than the large form of reniformis, in terms of general habit. U. nelumbifolia is an aquatic epiphyte - which I don't think can be really compared to a tree-growing species like alpina or endresii - so I don't see why U. reniformis shouldn't do well in similar conditions.

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    This is fascinating! Maybe the trick is just to try various things until you find what suits your form and other growing conditions. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    I sure don't wanna put anyone off cultivating this species! Surely it would be best to know where the original plants came from, but fortunately it's an easy one to grow.

    It does also grow in really wet boggy places, usually near running water. In regards to the comparison with U.nelumbifolia, even this species seems to prefer growing in the outer leaves of bromeliad rosettes, where they're usually kept humid, but not soaked in water. In fact, it only seems to flower when pushed to the outer layers of leaves, where the water has dried up (that is, there's no more pool of water). This is in a way a water stress I guess, which is what probably triggers it into flowering.

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    I've moved mine from a wetter part of the greenhouse water bench section to a drier area near other plant that seem to do better drier like D. slackii and some D. capensis varietys.

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    Funny enough, I got U. nelumbifolia from Tony at the same time, and they look very similar, lol.

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    They look especially similar when dormant - I posted some small U. reniformis to someone thinking it was U. nelumbifolia, but really that was just carelessness and lack of good labelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (The Griffin @ Feb. 27 2004,04:46)]Funny enough, I got U. nelumbifolia from Tony at the same time, and they look very similar, lol.
    Hi Joe,

    leafes of young Ut. nelumbifolia and Ut. reniformis look absolutely identical. But from one leaf to the following one the shape of Ut. nelumbifolia leafes change to mature looking ones.

    Cheers Joachim

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