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schomburgkia undulata, still no roots

This is a discussion on schomburgkia undulata, still no roots within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; i wud have kept it upright as originally mounted with less moss but i guess ...

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    i wud have kept it upright as originally mounted with less moss but i guess u like it that way

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    I have some others I may mount that way again once they get some size on them. I have it mounted on a large piece of cork bark now, I think one of the eyes may be beginning to grow, still only the one root so far.

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    Fabulous pictures! Congratulations on the new growth. I have one that's not doing as well...I'll try to increase the humidity more.

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    I try to mist mine several times a day, I don't know if that is helping to promote root growth or not. In Houston it is fairly humid much of the summer, maybe I should refrain form misting so much to entice root growth. It is already in the mid nineties most days so I am concerned if I don't mist it may dry out before it can produce more roots (hunches shoulders).

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    I do not think they are fast growers.

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    Well I have definitely learn that lesson Stefpix!

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    yep they are slow growers that form huge specimens..better suited to large mounts as it hates repotting..i have seen it in the wild....believe me 30 flower spikes at one time is something to behold

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    If it is a slow grower then the cork bark it is mounted to should deteriorate long before it outgrows it. Is the entire group slow growing or just the undulata? I was about to increase my collection from two types, superbiens is my second ssp, I was going to add two more next week! If it is going to be like watching water boil I may just change my mind.

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    i also have a Myrmecophila tibinctis and also a slow grower...and all deez the flowers are short lived...beautiful interesting family

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    Ok, well maybe will stick with the undulata and the superbiens. Thanks for the information, I had no idea they were considered slow growing.

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