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Lance Grow Wild was wondering if the unpotted growths would bloom, and it looks like the answer is yes. I really do need to do something better with this plant though.

 
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Makes a nice hanging basket, I suppose :D

My one growth guy sent out its first stolon recently, I'm ever so excited.
 

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Wow! That's cool! (you know it's my favorite!) Sometimes it is more fun to play(and leave it be) than mess with what appears to be a good thing (repotting).

How many growths is it?
If you end up needing an empty bonsai pot I have one I'd be happy to send you. I can measure but I think it is about 8" x 10-12" x 4" deep and rectangular.

I think mine bloomed for too long last year (April - February) and is now taking a break, though it has three growths that look ready to spike. Time will tell. I'll be curious to know how long yours blooms, Rick. You seem to have a knack for this one too.
 

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Wow! That's cool! (you know it's my favorite!) Sometimes it is more fun to play(and leave it be) than mess with what appears to be a good thing (repotting).

How many growths is it?
If you end up needing an empty bonsai pot I have one I'd be happy to send you. I can measure but I think it is about 8" x 10-12" x 4" deep and rectangular.

I think mine bloomed for too long last year (April - February) and is now taking a break, though it has three growths that look ready to spike. Time will tell. I'll be curious to know how long yours blooms, Rick. You seem to have a knack for this one too.
There are a total of 25 growths. Five are spiking, 10 are hanging outside of the pot. 3 have last years dead spikes. Thanks for the pot offer, but I do have a bonsai pot or two around the house. I'm just short on ambition:eek::eek: Its still in the original potting mix that I got the plant in from Ed M about 3 years ago. Last year mine seemed to bloom a long time too, and a couple of the spikes even branched.
 
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These have not been appealing to me, ..... until now! :clap::clap:
 

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Looks great....

what type of mix are you growing yours in? Mine started two new growths in the fall and then right after they grew a few inches long they stopped growing? The plant appears as if it has not grown at all since the fall.

I have mine in a mix of 2 parts fine bark, 1+ part fine charcoal, 1+ part perlite and have oyster shell asa top dressing. It is in a shallow clay bulb pan with a few granite rocks in the pot for better drainage. I am watering about once a week when it dries (if it looks to dry during the week Iwill spay it a little)
 

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I haven't repotted it in the 5 years I've owned it. I think its in a CHC/spongerock/charcoal mix with oyster shell mixed in. It has a nice growth of live moss on top, and I keep it wetter rather than dryer. It gets lots of bright light.

I have added more oyster shell as a top dress from time to time when I can't see any more at top of the mix I can see past the moss.
 
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It's been three years already Rick? My, my that thing has grown big quickly.

I repotted mine this winter (I think you saw it a few weeks ago Rick) and really load on the oyster shell...3 or 4 tablespoons in a 10 inch bulb pan. I try to follow the Baker Culture sheet for watering...very heavy during the summer, once a week during the winter. But Rick's sure is blooming heavier than mine.
 

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It's been three years already Rick? My, my that thing has grown big quickly.
For some reason I didn't right this one down (or cant find it) in my record book, but I picked up several plants from you in 03, and 04 (the year of our Mid America show) when I think I bought it from you. But the time does move quickly!!
 

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ah, you already had posted pictures! I never looked at past posts, just updated the one I had. nice plant! flowers are pretty decent size as well.

you said you hadn't been able to find any pollen that wasn't related to 'oaxaca'; maybe there isn't any and they all came from the same plant
 

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ah, you already had posted pictures! I never looked at past posts, just updated the one I had. nice plant! flowers are pretty decent size as well.

you said you hadn't been able to find any pollen that wasn't related to 'oaxaca'; maybe there isn't any and they all came from the same plant
All five spikes are in bloom/bud now too, and a couple have branched. One day I counted 8 open flowers.

I have only heard of 2 parental lines of this species floating around. I don't think anyone is more than up to F2 on any given line so it may not be that big a deal to self still. But its worth knowing if other lines are around.
 

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