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    I only ever seem to get cleistogamous flowers from my U. subulata.

    Any idea on what conditions are necessary to cause it to produce pretty yellow flowers?
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    Mine have been getting flowers but I don't know why. I vary the light cycle in winter maybe they are sensative to the changing seasons.

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    I might answer if I know what a cleistogamous flower was. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Capslock @ April 11 2005,3:59)]I might answer if I know what a cleistogamous flower was. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    I have experienced that with the U. bisquamata and think my lone U. tridentata stalk is pulling the same tease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
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    Any idea on what conditions are necessary to cause it to produce pretty yellow flowers?
    Yeah, there are no specific conditions to make them produce yellow flowers. The best thing to do is abuse your subulata until they flower [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] ... that's right, you heard me ... change the photoperiod, don't water it for a long time, change the potting mix, kick it around a bit (OK, not the last bit of advice, but you get the picture). It seems that subulata flower when exposed to a drastic change in environmental conditions, and hope for the best [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Scott I received U. subulata with the S. rubra bugweed sent me. It just started sending up flowers last week. The one's I had before in my D. capensis pot was flowering in late Feb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ April 12 2005,5:50)]I have experienced that with the U. bisquamata and think my lone U. tridentata stalk is pulling the same tease.
    I just noticed that the U. bisquamata growing along with my D. binata (dichotoma) just sent up a single proper flower. Very pretty, but I did not realise they were that small. It's a fraction of the size of my U. livida blossoms.
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