remember this Neo?

gonzer_gwApril 8, 2009

I haven't seen one bloom like this before? Or do I just need to get out more often?

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stanofh

Ah,yes.The classic Neo x Lotus blossom. Recombinant DNA. E-veal science at work.
Nope,never seen it but it's a beaut.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2009 at 7:42PM
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sdandy

Is that the medusa? Wow! Very interesting.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2009 at 10:27PM
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avane_gw

That's stunning, Gonzer! I wish mine would do that. Is there actually a flower inside? I remember when I tried to find out everything I can about King's Ransom, I read that the plant would sometimes produce that rosette of coloured leaves in stead of a flower. And then it would grow normally again and perhaps do that rosette thing again if the conditions are right. Repeating that cycle almost forever. Sad to say that I did not get it on my King's Ransom either. Lucky Devil!!

    Bookmark   April 9, 2009 at 2:37AM
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paul_t23(Coastal Sydney)

Wow - what a ripper!

    Bookmark   April 9, 2009 at 4:07AM
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gonzer_gw

Nary a flower to be seen! Not even a bud.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2009 at 7:41AM
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avane_gw

Gonzer, now you opened a can of worms!

Please describe the growing conditions of the plant. How much sun/shade. Did it get food? What was your temperates the past couple of months, and the general humidity? And what about a nice picture, straight form the top?

Thanks

Japie

    Bookmark   April 9, 2009 at 1:25PM
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splinter1804

Hi Gonzer - yeah, what Japie said.

All the best, Nev.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2009 at 5:20PM
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gonzer_gw

I've had it only for about 3 months so it's safe to assume it was pampered beforehand. It's in my plastic house which sustained temps down to 1.1°C in the winter, average humidity 70%, no food, just bread and water, under 20% shade cloth with a large deciduous Cherimoya overhead. Much more filtered light the past 2 months which probably triggered blooming. On closer inspection (actually looking!) it does look like buds inside.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2009 at 7:05PM
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