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Author Topic: Ursulaea macvaughii x Androlepis skinneri  (Read 2337 times)
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« on: February 26, 2011, 06:12:04 »

Hello all,

Alfina's post about  Ursulaea macvaughii x Androlepis skinneri made me want one, John and Genny Catlan only had one large pup left -

What do you call it, xUrsulaepsis, xAndrolaea?

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I'm hoping a bit more of the Androlepis skinneri colouring will come out in my sunnier position.
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It is a big pup, 1.5 metres high, leaves 1.7 metres long!

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 09:15:16 »

Rick, wow thats huge, I actually potted mine up yesterday, after it spend over a month in that S. box, because it was broken.  The box worked a treat and the roots grew really well.  Genny's tag on mine was just Ursulaea MacVaughii x Androlepsis Skinnerii.  Did you have fun at Genny & John's?  what else did you get?

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 19:00:05 »

Hi people,

Come on Alfina, give out the secret code, what's an S. Box (? Styrene Box) and what did you do to make the roots grow on a broken plant. C'mon "spill da beans".

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 22:49:58 »

Hi rick,
Lucky score!!  No comment on what you would call it but my question is - it looks like you planted it straight into the ground.  I could not do that up here as they all would die from fungus.  How is the drainage in your soil?
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 03:35:45 »

Yikes!!  Rick, lucky you still have plenty of yard to fill.  How big does that muuuuther get?
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 11:49:45 »

Alfina,

I picked up a few Aechmeas and some Vriesea seedlings, the Ursulaea macvaughii x Androlepis skinneri was the most interesting brom to follow me home.

Nev,

John Catlan calls polystyrene boxes S*&t boxes, Rob Smythe has been preaching the merits of using closed polystryrene boxes with holes cut in the top to strike Broms for years - I am a slow learner and only tried it a couple of months ago and it worked a treat. I'll put a photo up under tips and tricks, it will make more sense than my rambling.

Dooley,

I have good soil and bad soil, I plant lots of Broms in soil with no problems in Brisbane. I've even planted some that I didn't care about in heavy clay and didn't kill them but we don't get the tropical rain like you do.

Paul,

I don't know how big it will get, it didn't look that big on the mother plant - it was grown in a shadehouse so my open growing will probably stunt it down a bit.

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 16:12:14 »

What a large beast.  Love it!  I can't wait to see as it matures and shows what kind of size and form it will have.  Anyone have pictures of it full sized or blooming?
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 17:57:55 »

Hi Rick
That is going to be one awesome plant in bloom. you'll have to follow up when it blooms.
Question what is the trunk on the left side of picture two. I'm sure it's tropical and would not make it here but it's certainly interesting.
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011, 03:38:42 »

Hi people,

Come on Alfina, give out the secret code, what's an S. Box (? Styrene Box) and what did you do to make the roots grow on a broken plant. C'mon "spill da beans".

All the best, Nev.

Nev,

I didnt say the word because its a bit rude.  Genny and John called it the S... (poo) box, you can fill in the blanks.


Nev, all you have to do is get a Styrofoam box punch about three holes about 5cm up from the base, put in some water in it, put a hole in the lid, stick the broken brom in and wait for it to grow roots. Make sure the brom is suspended sitting in the lid and not touching the water.   Mine was in more than a month but had a ton of roots.  Works a treat.  Can post some photos of the box if you want me too.




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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 04:28:11 »

Bob,

The plant to the left is Budhas Belly Bamboo - a nice clumping form.

Andy,

John Catlan only had a dead flower on his, he said it was pretty non-descrip - I'll put a photo up should mine flower.

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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011, 04:55:32 »

Does the bloom go up like A. skinneri or down like U. macvaughii?  If it's pendant, you may have to dig a hole, Rick! 
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2011, 11:15:11 »

Lisa,

I don't like digging! thankfully it has an upright style of flower - the spent flower had a similar shape to Ae Shining Light. John said it was a fairly boring hohenbergia style of bloom.

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011, 12:05:23 »

Hi Folks,

I managed to find pic on my computer (owner please step forward) of Ursulaea macvaughii x Androlepis skinneri (I think). It was taken at Olives and posted on GW.

Cheers,
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011, 12:19:52 »

Roland,

You could be right - it sure has some nice colour.

The flower could be the same as the dead dried up one that I saw.

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Rick
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2011, 05:51:59 »

Hello all,

Well the flower is starting to come out - I'm pleasantly surprised, it has ended up with a flower loosely crossed between the two. I have supported the flower spike a little, there is a 1 Metre (3'3") ruler for some sizing.

Rick

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