Post by Rick Hillier on May 14, 2009 9:07:58 GMT -5
A couple of years ago, I threw some U. longifolia into the pot in which I had one of my N. rafflesianas growing. The media was pure, live LFS. I basically ignored it, and never changed the photo period. All of my neps are under 400W metal halides for about 13 hours per day.
I happened to look that way last week and was greeted by two spikes each with four flowers on them. Nice surprise indeed.
I honestly don't know what triggers blooming in this species.
Yeah easy to grow but I have no clue what exactly the triggers for it are either, tho I have flowered it ONCE on my windowsill years ago- it flowered in february-march and I had been watering it less, it was pot-bound and it was chilly at the time.
Nice work Rick!
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