Re: D. pulchella growth?

From: Kris Kopicki (
Date: Tue Jun 29 1999 - 01:49:39 PDT

Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 18:19:39 +0930
From: Kris Kopicki <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2375$foo@default>
Subject: Re: D. pulchella growth?

> and thanks for your input.

No problem.

> > I'll agree with that. It is not uncommon for me to have flowering plants
> > from gemmae in the same year. I have yet to see plants grown by seed do this.
> >
> That brings up another question. Is it possible for a pygmy to be old
> enough to produce gemmae, but not old enough to flower later that
> season?

Generally, if a plants can produce gemmae, then it should be old enough
to flower, although not necessarily always true. Pygmies, like most
other CP's have a cycle that they go through every year. Growth usually
begins in Autumn, as first rains come. Shortly followed by gemmae
production, which is brought on by the cold change. Flowering will range
right from spring through late summer, on occasions later (in the
hybrids usually). Whether or not your plants will flower the same year
depends on how early you have planted them and how quickly they grow.

Bare in mind that I live in Australia, so the growth times may vary
where you are.


Kris K

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