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  1. Hi guys, today I bring you a strange phenomenon that I found with this species and this form in particular: I bought the plant this summer, with location Pedra do Sino, Rio de Janeiro. I repotted it in pure live sphagnum, and arriving at August 20, 2021 it gave life to the floral scape. The strange thing is that the flower does not look like that of this shape, and I do not understand if it is a factor inherent in the variability of the species, or a clone obtained from seed that perhaps has pulled out recessive genes, or even a hybridization. The fact is that at present the developed flowers do not have the lower lip D: If they can help you, I will give you further details and approximate measurements: Flower, long, from the calyx to the end of the spur: 1 cm Pedicel, long: 1.7 / 2 cm Floral stem, long: 32 cm Number of flowers: 9 Sun exposure: shielded but abundant Current temperatures: 28°C - 20°C Water level: Always high, almost half pot Vase: normal, dark, small 7 x 7 x 10 cm approx. Have any of you observed the same phenomenon? What do you think, it's not layer as a flower? Photo Gallery here: U. longifolia f. bonsai {Pedra do Sino, Rio de Janeiro} - Photo Gallery Best regards, Capt. Alessandro
  2. Hello Guys, today I have a question for you! The Speech it's a bit long, but I'm desperate! Mine Utricularia reniformis "Mata Atlantica" it's Unfortunately rotted for no apparent reason. I kept it in a cold greenhouse, with maximum temperatures between 30-35 degrees, along with many other Utricularia, shaded. In a substrate composed of only live sphagnum, refracted vessel, 1-2 cm of water fixed in the tray. At some point, after the production of the first leaves, it begins to feel bad. I decide to lower the water level, then after some week i add perlite to the bottom to avoid contact with water, as long as I even try, then i think (maybe can ben the sphagnum?) so i repot it in peat and perlite, as I grow the classic U. reniformis (which blooms every year in those conditions). In the end it is rotten! the leaves have sagged and it has fallen apart all!! Same thing with U. reniformis "small form" and U. nelumbifolia x reniformis but this fortunately saved with leaf-cuttings method. I can't understand, why others grow them in the same medium, same water level, sometimes even flooding them, hassle-free. I wonder can the heat make them rot? at 30-35 degrees? Can ants destroy the rhizome? There are ants around the pots. The insufficient thermal shock? I find the water level strange that is the problem, as others survive. Exposure, strange because many bloom. For example, longifolia burst with life, all the clones I have. Always the same conditions. It is precisely the reniformis group that gives me problems. Best regards, Alessandro
  3. Hello Guys, In recent years I have been trying to investigate more the nature of this genus. In this post i want share with you my experience with the U. longifolia and a first hybridation test with U. reniformis. In this time i haven't seen much information about this cross, and i don't understand why no one pubblication was shared online. Mine Utricularia longifolia had been obtained from leaf cutting pretty much one year ago, and after a "winter rest" in temperate greenhouse with temperatures that have reached min. 5°C, the U. longifolia decided to gift me in 2021 a wonderful 3 violet flowers. After an investigation of the inside structure of the flower, and with the flowering of U. reniformis in the same time, i've decided to try the seguents cross: Utricularia longifolia x U. reniformis Utricularia reniformis x U. longifolia The pollen produced of the U. longifolia it's light gray, pretty much the same color of mine U. reniformis (that it's little bit more dark). Description In May (30/2021) The test have been started Photo 30 May 2021 In June (4/2021) The flowers of both species was fallen in water. The same things was happend when i've pollinated only U. reniformis x self, after 4 days the flowers was fallen with no one external force applied. Photo 4 June 2021 In June (6/2021) Today, after other 2 days, both flowers have the ovary more big, sign that the proccess it's started. As soon as I have have more updates I will let you know. If you like this study, release a feedback, that i want explore more this tiny world. Thank you for yours attention. Greetings Santo Alessandro P.
  4. Thank you so much for your reply So, next challenge is find live sphagnum!
  5. Goodmorning everyone, I recently bought an Utricularia reniformis, hasn't arrived yet and i don't know what's the best substrate for this U. Wikipedia says it's epiphyte and terrestrial, and here i'm confused.. is more correctly use a live sphagnum moss or peat moss and perlite 1:1, bark, both :\ Thank you, Alessandro.
  6. Hi everyone, my name is Alessandro, i'm new in this forum, i'm a carnivorous plants and ferns grower from 2 years, inside my home-made greenhouse. And I'm here for learn more and more! Best, RepublicDos.