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« on: January 21, 2014, 03:01:29 »

but I like it!

THis is V (platynema x fenestralis) x Charles W, a hybrid from John Arden I assume he did.  The first pic is July 2012, the second a couple weeks ago.  Any ideas re why the new growth is so light , which I like a lot.  There are about 10 Vriesea shaded there, so not growing in different conditions that the others.
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 10:25:53 »

It looks good to me!

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 14:30:00 »

Kind of looks sick. Did you repot it? I grow landscape vrieseas in pine back and lava rock and they seem quite happy.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 01:44:43 »

Is the centre still firm? I hope it's not a sign of rot.

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 09:20:16 »

It looks to me like it is maturing and may be getting ready to flower.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 23:57:28 »

thanks much,

seems quite firm, no rot, and not sickly at least to me.  will see if it flowers soon.  Mike
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 01:21:47 »

Agree with sunshine, looks fine....I find a lot of platynema types have new growth like this.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 09:39:01 »

Mike , if you feel it should be greener, you can always foliar feed with some Nitrogen foliar feed (NB. weak solution) over a period. But the plant still seems fine to me. It might be in a pre-flowering stage.

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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2014, 11:33:23 »

It looks like Kiwi Cream to me, where the white is actualy the goal
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