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In January, my Utricularia chrysantha began to flower. However, since the container I was growing them in was too short, the flowers hit the lid and began growing sideways without flowering. In March, I transplanted them to a much taller container and the stalks began to grow upright. They still did not flower though, probably because I was putting them outside at night where it was 50 to 60 degrees. A few weeks ago, I noticed that there were aphids in the container because I had tried to feed them to a Drosera. So I soaked all the Utricularia from the container in water for 2 days and cut off the flower stalks because there were aphids on them. I also changed most of the soil.

Yesterday I noticed that new flower stalks were beginning to grow from the ones I had cut. I have never seen this before, so I just wanted to share it here. I hope that this time I will be able to see some flowers. By the way, I also did the same thing to Utricularia calycifida but the flower stalks don't appear to be regrowing. That plant successfully flowered though.

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Cool!
I've definitely seen something like this happen to my plants too. G. hispidula and U. calycifida both do this pretty regularly for me, and I think I've seen it once on U. pubescens. Sometimes they'll abort the main stalk and then grow another out the side which develops normally.
 
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Yeah it's tricolor. I wish I had tridentata. The ones in the foreground are Utricularia calycifida. That's really interesting w03! I think cutting the stalks was what stimulated the flower stalks to regrow, since the shorter ones that I didn't trim have not regrown.
 
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This isn't the same plant, but Utricularia chrysantha flowered for me today so I thought I would post pictures here.

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You can see how the lower corolla has expanded since last night, when the flower first opened. I thought it was bifida at first (the two flowers below it) but then I realized it was chrysantha. The stalk is less than 6 inches high, which is the shortest stalk I have ever seen produce a flower.
 

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Those are very beautiful flowers. I'll have to add chrysantha to my want list.
 
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