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MRTree

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Caapi induced flowering
« on: March 05, 2018, 05:34:09 pm »

Has anyone had any experience getting potted caapi vines to flower ? I have heard of all kinds of other  potted plants and forced flowering and I've even forced flowering on some of my natives and regular angiosperms but I'm not experienced at caapi processes , any folks with knowledge in this area ?
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Re: Caapi induced flowering
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 05:23:58 pm »

Maybe some of the lower U.S. States who have conditions that are good for flower production maybe could share please? I think I'd read that b. C . Flowers in October and November in its native forests , is it the same for you growers ? I would really appreciate some knowledge on the subject , I understand old caapi is becoming hardest to aquire so it sounds like seeding and propagation may be a good guarantee for protection , I think it's possible with light and some hormone additions but I don't have any empirical knowledge on it .
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Re: Caapi induced flowering
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 11:51:22 pm »

I see that potted B. caapis like LED lights very much and it will take much time to experience with them on your subject.
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Re: Caapi induced flowering
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 12:38:55 am »

certainly the forced or induced flowering of the caapi does not occur so easily until it reaches a certain age, even with hormones, fertilizer and techniques it usually fails. so it would be best to give them the necessary nutrients to help their flowering and growth
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Re: Caapi induced flowering
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 03:58:29 am »

Not trying to resurrect this but abraxxas if you could be more specific about the age , and methods you have experience with this kind of flowering I would be most interested , thank you
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Re: Caapi induced flowering
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 01:30:13 am »

Side ask; what is meant by “old caapi”?
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Re: Caapi induced flowering
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 06:34:50 am »

b. muricata flowered this year, in a 15 gallon pot. Plant is around 5+ years old. No special treatment, kind of neglected. Rarely gets fertilized.
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Re: Caapi induced flowering
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 06:13:48 am »

oooo hello, thanks for the heads up on the Cappi liking the LEDs ... ive gone and bought some and their a little daunting and the conspicuous blue and red glows put me off a little, im looking for new test subjects for my indoor skills to grow with, so id love to give this a try, also the pot,,,,, is pure brilliance.... loved its amazing roots ...and that its happy to do that kind of thing i have a few similar but not so fancy versions at home, i wanted to ask around.... if anyone knows where i can obtain Cappi cuttings in Australia ???? im trying to branch out and diversify and collect cultivars and interesting hybrids.... like an encyclopedia or gallery.... XXX Catara
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Re: Caapi induced flowering
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2019, 11:49:15 pm »

The key for me seems to be full sun. They mostly only flower in the tops of the trees. So they have to be 3 to 4 years in the ground, minimum. Even then, only the parts of the pant getting full sun will flower.

Mine flower in winter. December and January. That makes it tougher if you're growing in a pot that you bring in for cold snaps. If you can't grow in ground, I'd suggest the huge pot, like worked for abraxxas.

For my money, I'd go get a big thick heavy duty trash can or a plastic shipping barrel. Drop a full 8 foot 4x4 fence post in there, dead center in your container, with a strip of lattice or something else tacked to the exposed top of the post so the young searching tendrils will have something to grip onto. Fill the bottom foot or so with rock to weight it down and help the bottom drain. Then fill up the rest with soil and plant your vine half a foot from the post.

Once established, put it in full sun and water it like crazy. Only bring it in for actual freeze events. For 33F it's not worth the shock of changing it's light habit. Don't try this method if you don't own a dolly (hand truck) to move the pot. Prune and train it how you like on the post/lattice. You can get some fat vines but also keep some one-year and two-year growth around at all times especially near the top. The most flowers come from pencil thick, just woody vine portions that are in the first year of woody growth, so their second total year of growth. Once a section gets too thick and barky, it won't make flowers, preferring instead to make new shoots.

Another item of note, it's possible the flowering season for caapi may be more related to rain patterns than sun. Where I live the caapi flower in winter which is our dry season. It may be that they like to flower in summer where that is the dry season? Just a thought.
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