What's wrong? Or, Why won't my ping. bloom?

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  1. Feb 28, 2008 #1

    Heather

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    Thought I'd bring out the camera this morning. :)

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    It looks happy enough, doesn't it? Never bloomed. I think it is pretty on its own but all this talk about succulents made me remember to water it this morning and I thought maybe it was time to ask. I think I've had it several years, at this point...
     
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    Heather,

    It looks like it is in its dormancy phase, hence no blooming. My suggestion: increase the heat (always above 80 degrees) and give it lots of water. That may induce it to bloom. Mine always look like your plant in the winter with short fleshy leaves and in summer the leaves get much bigger and the plants flower. I hope that helps.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2008 #4
    I've had the same experince
     
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    She lives in an icebox: remember? :pity:
     
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    Yeah, my ice box may be the problem, heh!....Summer's coming.
     
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    Yes, that will make it into a penthouse apartment! :poke:
     
  8. Feb 28, 2008 #8

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    I got cofused right at the start with her ping!?!?!? Sorry only human.
     
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    Oh dear... this conversation is going downhill rapidly (at least in my mind!)
     
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    ;)Ja ja ja. At my age a bit of confusion should be allowed.;)
     
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    I was wondering about that also!! :drool:
    If it was something else, I might be able to help!!

    Tom
     
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    Would have done the same, but (un)fortunately im right on the other side of earth.:evil:
     
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    What she's saying is that when it's cold her ping stays small! :evil:
     
  14. Feb 29, 2008 #14

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    Oh dear....you have no idea....
     
  15. Feb 29, 2008 #15
    :rolleyes:

    I suggest you propagate!

    Mine (all Mex) don't get to rest, as it's pretty tropical here. They are blooming again/still. (They're a bit dehydrated though.)
     
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    Water?
     
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    I watered mine a couple of weeks ago! You think they want more????
     
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    I have four of them and they are not blooming now either. I water every other day.
     
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    I don't know if the species makes any difference, and I'm not even sure what mine is, but mine quit blooming about a week ago then went into massive division mode.

    It's in my pleurothallid box with pretty high humidity all the time. Constant 16 hour light cycle. Temps bounce a bit from the 60's to close to 80. I mist on it a little each day, and maybe once a week I make an effort to get some water to the roots (its overgrown the pot, and tends to deflect water when poured on from the top). I don't know what I'm doing with this thing, but it seems happy just hanging out with the rest of the pleuros.
     
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    Okay, have mercy, what is the actual name of the plant that Heather posted??:poke:

    I just bought something like that at our Orchid Society meeting on Monday night; the lady that sold it to me called it a Mexican Soapwort and said that it's carnivorous and will eat fungus gnats. I've been trying to find out what the proper botanical name is....
     

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