T.Rex flower

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T.Rex flower

Post by Mr List » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:51 am

My rex looks like it is getting ready to flower, the leaves have gone tiny and stopped and the growing point is swelling up into a bud.

been disapointed that it is happening since there is no benefit to it happening over here.

what do most people do with it when it does this?

i just want it back growing its single trunk straight up like it has the past two years.

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Re: T.Rex flower

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:18 pm

That's it for this season. IT will be back to mormal next year.

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Re: T.Rex flower

Post by Mr List » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:52 am

just checking if this IS what it looks like when beginning to flower?

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Re: T.Rex flower

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:16 am

My big one is doing the same, which is the first time. Last time I had a flower spike was in 2009 and it didn't get to opening the flowers before the frosts zapped it. However.... when I had one flower before it was the Cornish Grooved and the terminal leaves just gave way to flower buds. On yours, and on my Monster, it seems the terminal bud has split in two, with one part looking like a flower bud, and the second part looking like it will continue to throw up leaves.

Will be interesting to see how they develop. :wink:
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Re: T.Rex flower

Post by Mr List » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:31 pm

how long will it take for the flowers to fully devolope?

if like last year there wasnt frost till feb.

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Re: T.Rex flower

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:58 pm

Mr List wrote:how long will it take for the flowers to fully devolope?

if like last year there wasnt frost till feb.
Depends how warm it is, but I'm in uncharted water with the Monster.
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Re: T.Rex flower

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:18 pm

Mine is starting to flower as well.

Last year it started and formed buds but then winter came.

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Post by Mr List » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:19 pm

i we in front of last years timing kris?

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Re: T.Rex flower

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:27 pm

Yes by a fair bit I reckon

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Re: T.Rex flower

Post by Adrian » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:59 pm

Mine flowers no problem, I'll check through the Autumn/Winter pics to see if theres any but theyre not a lot to write home about so might not have bothered clicking.

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Re: T.Rex flower

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:00 pm

I think Bev had one flower and they were like Fatsia flowers.
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Re: T.Rex flower

Post by Adrian » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:09 pm

Surprised to find this picture as it was in a Trachycarpus album but shows you what they are like
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Re: T.Rex flower

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:24 pm

Those flowers are not opened Ade.

There are loads of pics on this topic, and Bev's are like Fatsia
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Re: T.Rex flower

Post by Adrian » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:58 pm

No not open but the only pic I can find, just trying to show what the inflorescence is like.

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Post by Dave Brown » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:27 pm

Adrian wrote:No not open but the only pic I can find, just trying to show what the inflorescence is like.
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