Kimisdad, or anyone,a very important question on flowering?
Is it true that the only way that a plumie will grow iflo's or flowers ,is dependant on mauturity of the plant or cutting?
I think alot of us, especially me, are under the assumption that if they rest, or are fed a certain way, or are forced to go into dormancy, they will somehow grow inflos and flowers. And that if I continue to let them grow all winter, I will only keep getting leaves with no chance of inflo developement.
I asked the "Florida Colors" people what I had to do to get flowers, and they said the only thing I can do, is be patient and wait until my plumies mature. Some mature quicker than others. Once mature, they will grow inflos, even if they are kept growing all winter. They said alot of customers have this idea that if for some reason they are fed a high middle number fertilizer or are treated like christmass cactus,putt into dark places and forced to bud, or forced to go into dormancy they will gro flowers.
They said is not true. They brought up the fact that in all the "natural" enviroments they grow in,including Hawaii, they get a constant 12 hours of light and warmth and still grow tons of flowers, the mature ones that is..
They said that flowering only depends first the maturity of cutting and then how much sun it gets, then fertilizer.
Please let us know. Then I will stop figuring a way to grow flowers when impossible, or better yet, I will just let time time take it's course, and applly patients instead of disapointment, when each spring comes along and all I get is leaves on certain cuttings.
Thanks so much kimisdad, or anyoneelse who helps us unsderstand the flowering procoss for this matter.:-)
P.S. Kimisdad, still in process of reading your great articles.