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remember this Neo?

Posted by gonzer (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 8, 09 at 18:58

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

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RE: remember this Neo?

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


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Is that the medusa? Wow! Very interesting.


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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!!


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Wow - what a ripper!


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


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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


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RE: remember this Neo?

Hi Gonzer - yeah, what Japie said.

All the best, Nev.


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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 1.1C 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.

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