My well behaved B nodosa

sambac(z10fl)April 20, 2008

Yeh right, took a life time to get this to bloom. I divided it, put it together, hung it upside down, threatened it- what not.

Finally it is in bloom now, hung it with my Schoms and I think it did it- it is all about light !

Marci, thanks for all the support!

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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

A lovely nodosa, well worth the wait. Does it have a clone name?

    Bookmark   April 20, 2008 at 8:04PM
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troykd(7b SE VA)

My B. Nodosa almost died this winter. It seems to want to die. What did you do to get it so healthy. I've had it outside, inside and now in the Greenhouse.

What light does it like????????

    Bookmark   April 20, 2008 at 9:02PM
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sambac(z10fl)

Arthur, I have had this for so long, if I remember right( the label is broken in half)it is 'Mas Mejor'.

Troykd, these like a lot of warmth and lots and lotsa light. I thought I was giving it a lot of am sun, but apparently that did not do it. I found a spot just below one of the Schomburgkia's( which is in full sun 6-7 hrs/day)and this mama plant put out 5 spikes.
If it helps, complain to Marci every time her plant blooms!!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2008 at 9:51PM
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jane__ny(9-10)

What do you have it planted in? I keep mine in baskets with some CHC. You are so right about light. Give them as much as you can and you get those beautiful flowers. I can smell them from here....

Great growing,
Jane

    Bookmark   April 20, 2008 at 10:38PM
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picotee_sofl(Z10)

WHOOOHOOO! LOL! Sambac, I'm SOOO happy to see your reluctant bloomer finally got with the program. Yep, let there be lotsa light! I'm sure you are enjoying that delicious night-time fragrance. :>)

Marci

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 7:18AM
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sambac(z10fl)

Jane, it is in a mix of charcoal/CHC/lava rock combo. I have another one mounted to drift wood- roots are rambling all over the mount. They seem happy to grow, blooming WAS the issue.
Marci- I frequent the porch a whole lot during the evenings- between the nodosa and the caularthron bicornutum- I have a fragrance heaven. My DH must be wondering about my activites....

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 8:15AM
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Charm(Z8 TX)

Look at these pictures, Their growing in the wild, In full direct sunlight....yours is gorgeous!~Charm

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 9:54AM
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Charm(Z8 TX)

Here is a better link!~Charm

Here is a link that might be useful: http://ablackorchid.com/Indexpage6.htm

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 7:32PM
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sambac(z10fl)

Holy cow!!! I am drooling over that Schom and B. nodosa. Now you have got me thinking about these on a dead tree(? still living) I have on the property!!!

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 8:17PM
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jane__ny(9-10)

What great pictures. Thank you Charm for the treat!

Jane

    Bookmark   April 22, 2008 at 1:11AM
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