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Just opened up a couple of days ago. Quite happy as this is the first phrag I have bloomed.




I have a sib of this plant that is just starting to spike so it will be interesting to see how they compare.
 

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nice there.

what is the secret to blooming this species? I've had mine for a while but no blooms. I thought phrags were mostly free blooming...
 
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nice there.

what is the secret to blooming this species? I've had mine for a while but no blooms. I thought phrags were mostly free blooming...
If there's a secret I don't know it. I've got it about 6" below T12 fluorescents and water it everyday. Sometimes I leave it sitting in water for two or three days at a time--about a third of the way up the pot. Its sib which is just starting to spike is less than an inch or two from the fluorescents.


Tusker, how big is your plant? Ls?
Leaf span is about 18-20 inches natural. The plant has three more-or-less mature growths (including the one blooming) and four immature growths (between .5-4" tall).

Here's a pic to give you an idea of the size...as you can see, it could probably use a repotting.

 

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Leaf span is about 18-20 inches natural. The plant has three more-or-less mature growths (including the one blooming) and four immature growths (between .5-4" tall).

Here's a pic to give you an idea of the size...as you can see, it could probably use a repotting.
Thanks for the whole plant pic. It definitely looks like it could use a new pot! Very good growing. My pearcei is in that same size range. Probable 10 yrs ago you could by pearcei's that had natural leaf spans in the 6" range with tiny flowers. I don't see those for sale anymore. Maybe they've renamed it
 

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Very healthy plant! Fantastic root system. You don't see many species posted. Thanks! You plant habit looks just like my Cape Bonanza...thus the piercei is quite dominant in that cross, at least for habit and size.
 
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Thanks for the whole plant pic. It definitely looks like it could use a new pot! Very good growing. My pearcei is in that same size range. Probable 10 yrs ago you could by pearcei's that had natural leaf spans in the 6" range with tiny flowers. I don't see those for sale anymore. Maybe they've renamed it
I'd love to know what they renamed 'em to.
 

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If there's a secret I don't know it. I've got it about 6" below T12 fluorescents and water it everyday. Sometimes I leave it sitting in water for two or three days at a time--about a third of the way up the pot. Its sib which is just starting to spike is less than an inch or two from the fluorescents.




Leaf span is about 18-20 inches natural. The plant has three more-or-less mature growths (including the one blooming) and four immature growths (between .5-4" tall).

Here's a pic to give you an idea of the size...as you can see, it could probably use a repotting.

Why is it cultivated in a so small pot?
 

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I'd love to know what they renamed 'em to.
I'm not sure there has been a reclassification in the pearcei alliance because I have'nt kept up with it. There are probable others here that would know better then I. I do have a plant, Phrag richteri which bloomed last year and it's max natural ls is 8". The flower was a pale "pearcei" looking bloom. I don't know whether this named species blooms normally on very young plants and will continue to get bigger (ls) as it adds more growths or not.

I have a pearcei that I got awarded a few years back in double spike. Once it opens I'll post and give measurements

Rick
 
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The miniature version of Phrag pearcei that you are referring to is most likely Phrag ecuadorense. Some taxonomist decided that there were not enough differences between Phrag pearcei and Phrag ecuadorense, (other than size), and since the name pearcei was older... it took precedence.
Regards... Curtis.
 

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I do have a plant, Phrag richteri which bloomed last year and it's max natural ls is 8". The flower was a pale "pearcei" looking bloom. I don't know whether this named species blooms normally on very young plants and will continue to get bigger (ls) as it adds more growths or not.

Rick
8" doesn't sound like richteri (amazonica) Rick. This species is normally considerably bigger than a pearcei. Almost intermediate between pearcei and longifolium in size. However the rictheri I have managed to bloom on some growths less than 24", and when I was keeping it bright and warm it had ever shrinking growths. When I moved it to a shady cooler location it produced large growths with branching spikes that is characteristic for richteri. I think we have some old posts on this.
 

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