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Now in bloom brom V. splendens

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    Default Now in bloom brom V. splendens

    Such as it is -- not really all that exciting a flower, truth be told. Here's the saga of its "spikeage" after the apple treatment .....

    Started with a nub deep down in the 'cup'. If the water level hadn't been so low & if I hadn't happen to glance down, I never would have seen it.



    Slowly, ever so darned slowly, the bract grew



    Flowers emerge from the colorful bract



    this is as much as the flower opens


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    You must be very proud, it is an exciting flower as you have seen it grow all the way. If my bromeliad aechmea growths ever flower I will be a very happy lady.

    Enjoy it, it's a fantastic vibrant colour!
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    cool leaveas and bright bloom

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    Nice!

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    Brilliant spike, nice flowers and beautiful leaves! Do they die after blooming or throw off keikis?

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    After blooming, an individual rosette will not flower again. But they do tend to throw up new rosettes/ growths from the base. The original rosette will eventually die off, but it can take a couple of years apparently. You can detach the new rosettes and root them (which is what I am trying to do) and when they mature they will bloom. My original plant was huge and very spiky and a number of leaves were dying off, I eventually gave it the chop and am crossing my fingers for the rooting of the new rosettes.

    At least I think that's how it goes...

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    Very pretty !
    I leave mine alone until all the leaves are gone on the mother plant , then unpot it and divide off the dead stuff by that time the kids are grown up . Gin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin View Post
    Very pretty !
    I leave mine alone until all the leaves are gone on the mother plant , then unpot it and divide off the dead stuff by that time the kids are grown up . Gin
    I probably should have done that myself, but Mr K was giving it murderous looks. He was interested in it when it flowered, but after that he kind of thought it looked ugly. No reasoning with some people, is there?

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