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« on: January 09, 2011, 06:32:24 »

So if you guys love Pitcairnias, I know you are going to be wild about Fosterellas.  Here is my Fosterella petiolata.

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2011, 07:57:44 »

Andy its lovely, and it has that white frosty look around the inside near the base and on the outside of the leaves by the look of it, and its pupping for you as well. Wish you lived closer, Sad like in Australia and had this range of plants. 

I friend of mine has a couple of this Species and hopefully when they pup I will get some. 

Thank you for sharing.


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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2011, 18:53:49 »

If it self sets seeds can you collect some?
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011, 19:26:11 »

Hi all.

I've just potted up about eight small fosterella spectabilis plants which I grew from seed. I know nothing about their culture so if anyone can give me any hints, I would be grateful.

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 02:12:25 »

Fosterellas are one of those pesky plants that are dioecious, so no self-set seed.  My understanding is that most grow in moist (relatively) meadows or ravines (for lack of better word) and not in full sun.  Some might like fun sun in some climates, but any I have seen in cultivation are grown more in the shade (probably culturally similar to Cryptanthus).
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011, 06:58:29 »

I have had a single Fosterella self seed and nearly become a weed .
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2011, 02:01:11 »

Hmmm, glad you pointed that out Aroid.  Mine was a female plant with no signs of stamen/anthers.  But I have found other references of them easily self-setting seed.  Hmmm, good to know!
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