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Old 09-03-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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Bloom Report: Anubias hastifolia


Here is what the spathe on Anubias hastifolia looks like. I have had had this plant for a couple of years and this is the first time it has had bloomed for. There is a second little spathe coming too.

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Old 09-03-2010, 11:30 PM   #2
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Nice!
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Awesome Devin!
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:49 PM   #4
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Thanks you guys! Here's a cropped version of that same picture for a better view.

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Is it possible to get seeds and grow them that way? Looks way to cool!
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:03 AM   #6
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I don't know. I have not heard of starting Anubias from seed. I imagine it would be a real slow process.
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It is possible, but you need two plants of the same species flowering simultaneously, one a couple days ahead of the other. You can manually transfer the pollen from the male flowers on one plant to the female flowers on the other, but in typical super-slow Anubias style, it takes slightly less than forever for the seeds to mature. If you do get viable seeds, they aren't easy to germinate either. Hence why the plants are virtually indestructible; because reproduction by seed is usually not worth the effort.
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Did you read that somewhere?

Hey Adam have you seen that Russian dude's blog all about anubias?
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I've kinda picked all that up from different sites and books in the past. Their reproduction is essentially like that of Cryptocoryne, but slower. Ghazanfar has a good chunk of that info on his blog somewhere.

I think I've seen that site somewhere, but it's been a while. Happen to have a link?
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Here is the link to that blog...

http://anubias-engl.blogspot.com/

He has a few pictures of spathes on there.
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Well I don't know if this is typical, but the spathe as shown in that picture opened up as much as it was going to open. Now it is closing again and the spadix is dying off.
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So, yeah, that other spathe was one that I actually missed when it was fully open. However, i caught the second one in all its glory. I was really impressed by this spathe.



It was strongly fragrant. I would not have expected this from an Anubias bloom. The aroma resembled lilacs, only sweeter.

I couldn't stop taking pictures of it and I have several more angles here formatted. I'll post more later on.
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Very cool. I just picked up a couple A. hastafolia from my aquarium club's annual auction. Now I really have something to look forward to
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:11 AM   #14
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It's a pretty cool plant. You just have to give it some space to grow up because it does get tall.

Here are a few more shots.





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