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Eriocaulon flowering...Monocarpic?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by jbs47, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. jbs47

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    I have an Erio sp. 'Polaris' that has grown well but is now flowering and splitting. Should flowers be removed before seed set to avoid plant dieback or should I wait and see if plantlets are set on flower spike?
     
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    the best way is to pull the flower stalk with your fingers. hold down the erio and pull the stalk out with your other hand. That stalk is taking up energy of the plant and slowing its growth. Plantlets will not grow on the flower spike like echinodorus do.
     
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    Thanks strungout...that is the tactic I have been using and it seems to be working fine. Plant seems to have put on growth spurt immediately after flower removal.
     
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