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Using tissue culture to propagate plants.

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krisw wrote:
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scientist0724 wrote:Mine is doing very well and has been flowering for over a month now!


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Need to see pics or it didnt happen!
And where are you're pics, Ghazanfar? 8)
I brought live samples to the meeting - what pics do you want?!
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Flower Pics!
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The violet is absolutely beautiful! I tried to adjust my camera to get the pink in the leaves and the deep purple of the flowers, but I don't think I did it justice. Can you believe how big the leaves are???

Just a gorgeous plant!

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I'd like some violets please. I will be at the next meeting, so if Jen would bring it, I'd be most appreciative. Hey, I may even take a cat from Jen.
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scientist0724 wrote:The violet is absolutely beautiful! I tried to adjust my camera to get the pink in the leaves and the deep purple of the flowers, but I don't think I did it justice. Can you believe how big the leaves are???

Just a gorgeous plant!

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Noice! Good job arelene , it looks very happy!
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halak wrote:I'd like some violets please. I will be at the next meeting, so if Jen would bring it, I'd be most appreciative. Hey, I may even take a cat from Jen.
Gwapa to Jen..your courior service is required. Cat involved.
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Mine is healthy, though so it's not gone crazy or flowered, either. I suspect Arlene has babied hers more and given it lots of plant food, while I've just kept mine on a water diet. One thing that's interesting is that all the new leaves emerged variegated pink, not white. I think it might be because though the window is east facing, it's in a very bright location (big office window, 10th floor).

I"m going to try to do some culturing this weekend. I want to brush up on technique so I get the most out of the workshop at AGA. Any suggestions on easy stuff to try (besides violets)?
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Food shouldn't be nessesary just yet since they were freshly repotted. Maybe in another month you can start feeding them. It should flower soon.

For tc, try pineapple!
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I'm not really doing much for mine. The pot faces a west facing window, so it gets afternoon sun. The variegation on mine is both pink and white. I water the plant once, maybe twice a week, but I do fertilize mine every two weeks with the leftover orchid water/fertilizer solution. Maybe that's why my plant has been flowering for a while now and the leaves are huge.

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