Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South east asia
The key for me seems to keep the cinereum flowers moist; having the flowers just above the water level seem to work. Too high off and they dry out. I used to spray them with water occasionally.
On the other hand I stopped keeping Eriocaulon cinereum now cos it seems to burn through its life cycle too damn fast. Perhaps its because of the warmer temperatures here. Within a couple of weeks, the babies become full grown then start sprouting flowers(on 8-9 inch pedicels) and stop producing leaves; then it seems to weaken and slowly become uglier once the flowers are produced. I could replant the babies but then within a few short weeks the cycle completes again. Cutting off the flowers doesn't seem to stop the plant. I think it looks much nicer in its leaf form than when its sprouting only flower stems.