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Author Topic: Baker's Bill. 'Titan' flower is always tops with me.  (Read 1079 times)
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« on: May 08, 2013, 00:46:58 »

When 4-5-6 are flowering at once I almost have a coronary. My goodest, bestest flowering Billbergia, hands down.

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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 03:15:11 »

And I always enjoy your pictures of it blooming!  My B. stenopetala just popped a week or so ago.  Fantastic, but frustratingly fast...especially when we were warm.  Seemed like it bloomed fairly early for me...last time it bloomed mid-summer.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 12:52:10 »

I agree totally - best AND longest lasting flower of any Bill that I have!  But how do you GET 4 or 5 or 6 flowering together.  My clump is frustratingly slow growing and when I remove a pup and pot it up separately, it takes years to  flower. Did you ever fiddle with its flowers Gonzer?
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 13:34:03 »

Lovely Gonz, bestest is right.
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 18:05:44 »

Yeah, here's the same plant when it was given a lot less light about 3-4-5 years ago.

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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 20:05:05 »

Pretty darn cool.  Ever try crossing it with anything to pretty up the foliage?
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 05:34:45 »

Hi gonzer, love that inflo!
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2013, 13:19:27 »

Pretty darn cool.  Ever try crossing it with anything to pretty up the foliage?

I might in the future Lisa. Right now that big crop of crosses I tried a couple years ago are giving me fits as it is. Decisions, decisions! How DO you folks do it?
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2013, 18:50:31 »


Decisions, decisions! How DO you folks do it?


Tell me about it.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 21:36:15 »

Just demonstrating what I mentioned about long lasting display, the first picture of my Bill Titan was taken on 2nd November and the second one on the 21st.  And if you look closely at the first picture, you'll see that there were already a couple of spent flowers

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These pictures were taken November 2011 and I wished I had some stored pollen. And then the same thing happened again Nov 2012 - no stored billbergia pollen but fortunately I had a Bill La Noche flowering.  Not my first choice to put onto Titan, but I would really not mind having a Bill with the leaves of La Noche and the flower of Titan!  This is what My La Noche looken like in flower (sorry about the bad lighting conditions!)
the seedlings are now about 7cm tall.  No sign of any colour yet.

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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2013, 00:42:17 »

Way cool Gonz
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2013, 01:18:09 »

I have La Noche and I think it's a great Bill, but I doubt it will result in anything good added to Titan. I crossed La Noche with sanderiana but I'm not expecting anything great to come of it unless I get lucky.
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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2013, 23:47:20 »

Two pots together.

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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2013, 01:16:39 »

And you wouldn't have 3 pots, would you?!   We would not want you on your way to the nearest cardiac ER!

Fantabulous!!!

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