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Urospatha grandis starting to flower

Posted by tropicbreezent (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 20, 13 at 18:27

Last year I missed the flowering of my Urospatha grandis. Got home from work one day only to see the last withering remains of the inflorescence. So now it's starting to flower again. Somehow feel I'm going to miss it again. Don't think it's going to open up over the weekend. Then I'm away for nearly a fortnight again. But anyway, I'm posting these photos at this stage and if I'm lucky and the flowers do last til I get back I'll get photos and upload.

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RE: Urospatha grandis starting to flower

A close up of the inflorescence now.

RE: Urospatha grandis starting to flower

very cool tropic !!
oh to live in a climate like you do.. sigh..
but..if i did.. i dont think i could work.. LOL id be busy
hunting down all the plants i want..and setting up gardens/ponds everywhere..
how old do the urospatha have to be to get to blooming

RE: Urospatha grandis starting to flower

Dave, that's one of the reasons I moved here. And yes, sometimes I question why I'm getting up at 3AM to get to work each fortnight. But then, I see all these price tags on everything around me and I realise why. Although, I do like my job, that helps a lot.

RE: Urospatha grandis starting to flower

Sorry, I over looked your question. It flowered first last year when I'd had it about a year. Not sure of its age when I got it, but it was a small plant. It was given to me by the same person who gave me the Lagenandra.

RE: Urospatha grandis starting to flower

Got home from work and the Urospatha flower was there in all its glory.

RE: Urospatha grandis starting to flower

I'm glad it timed it well for me.

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