My Utric topic
Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:49 AM
My aquatic Utric. is growing and has a few threads
Posted 23 April 2012 - 17:39 PM
My firs utric was grown from seed near year ago. it should be sandersonii, but it isn't, only bisqumata is suspected. This plant doesn't want to flower.
I had a lot of success with utrics. And I discovered that, many utircs require very high light to flower. Just be careful with bisquamata; it can become a noxious weed in your collections, especially if you are growing more demure kinds of utrics. Once I get bisquamata to flower, I pretty much tossed the pot because it was spreading everywhere. In my collection, it was spreading worse than subulata.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 21:55 PM
Edited by Oleksii, 19 May 2012 - 20:59 PM.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:39 AM
Few questions arose.
U. gibba started make globulas, it doesn't look usual way of growth - it is preparing to flowers or smth else? And it start be accreted by algae - is there any way to stop it?
Another question is about alpina. I grow it in closed chamber and after watering in mid of April it still is wet. Does it need become dryish or it only shouldn't be in water but just wet is OK?
I also try to grow humboldtii and nelumbifolia in closed jars with water. Have anybody grown them this way?
And question about clasification of sandersonii. There is white form and there is blue form. Is there any typical?
In addition photo of sandersonii and "closly" related orhcid Ionopsis utricularioides:)
Edited by Oleksii, 22 May 2012 - 20:47 PM.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:30 PM
Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:33 AM
There is really one orchid. When I saw it photo first time, I decided to obtain it just when it be possible.
But this not main topic of this post.
I want to tell about my growing of nelumbifolia and humboldtii in water.
humboldtii 25 May - 7 June
In case of humboldtii there progress ( perhaps due to size of plant), nelumbifolia looks growing too, but slowly.
The jars are standing between two CFL, but I read that it can be not good. Maybe need they less light in water (when they grow in water-filled leaf axils, they don't have big amount off it)? In future i will pot then more traditionally — in sphagnum.
But if anybody have suggestions to this, I'll be very glad.
And one more. I noticed that nelumbifolia have some strange dark-purple "thisngs". What can it be?
Edited by Oleksii, 08 June 2012 - 22:15 PM.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 21:13 PM
What orchid? There are no orchids here. Just gorgeous Utricularias.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:36 AM
Hm, it is quite close. I have to exam it with magnifying glass.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 19:24 PM
Yep, that purple things are traps. One mystery is solved :)
I didn't expect that my blanchetii would flower so vigorously. So, it compensate size of the flowers :)
My nephrophylla also try to bloom. This plant is very persistent. The first flower stalk just dry out. Second was broken, when I was reppoting it. Now there are new three, but it looks that only one will be able to bloom ( I hope)
Edited by Oleksii, 25 June 2012 - 19:26 PM.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 00:20 AM
Please, share your experience of alpina watering. Mine is growing in closed container where is another pot with water, so humidity is high and moss don't dry out. So, have I water this plant regularly, for example once per week or while moss is wet I can do nothing? And what way of watering is preferable: place pot into glass with water for some time or just pour water through pot?
Edited by Oleksii, 01 July 2012 - 00:22 AM.
Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:59 AM
I have question about nephrophylla. It was quite good, but now it become dry out and all flower-stalks except one stop develop and become dry too. Too much light?
Any advice is appreciated
Posted 28 July 2012 - 20:41 PM
Flower hasn't opened yet, but it very similar with my blanchetii (Chapada Diamantina), only a bit bigger and have some violet color.
Tomorrow will see.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 17:29 PM
In comparison with my U.blanchetii (Chapada Diamantina)
Edited by Oleksii, 29 July 2012 - 17:30 PM.
Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:52 AM
Finally, my first Utric. blooms. It need identification. Is it subulata? I am not sure, because photos on cpp looks a bit different. Or, maybe it is not fully opened...
Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:44 AM
Edit: Definitely is not subulata.
Edited by bzyki1991, 16 September 2012 - 07:47 AM.