Thursday, October 30, 2014

Flower stalk on Utricularia calcyfida

I've got some action over in my Utricularia calycifida pot.

Utricularia calycifida with flower stalk.
U. calycifida is in section Foliosa. They have bigger "leaves".
Utricularia calycifida with flower stalk.
I like the little mound.
I really like this plant. It's been growing pretty solidly and spreading in the pot. Now it looks like I'm going to get a flower stalk!

I've been reading a bit about foliar fertilizing on Utricularia lately, and think maybe I should give it a shot. I feed my Drosera at least once a month, but my Utrics don't get any love. Maybe there would be even more blooming and spreading then.

Things are a little funny over in the Utricularia livida pot.

Utricularia livida.
Getting a little messy over here.
First of all there are those weird leaves that some people have suggested might be Utricularia tricolor. Secondly, the peat is all pushed up and furrowed. I don't really know why. Maybe I have earthworms in here? I don't know where they would have come from. The plants look pretty healthy anyway.

Finally, my Utricularia graminifolia is growing in again after I traded a couple chunks away.

Utricularia gramnifolia.
Sort of growing in. I should experiment with different methods with this plant.
I had this growing in a windowsill earlier, and I feel like it was going a bit faster then. It's under lights right now. I'll leave it for a couple more months and see if it really wants that filtered sunlight instead. I've read that natural light is important to get it to bloom. Who knows.

Utrics are weird.


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