that works too , i hope it multiplies I'll take some pics of mine soon and add them to my sundew thread. It looks like death compared to yours.
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so epic photodump time:
i have a few schizzies on the side...that's dew there. no spray bottle action. you think it likes me?
heliamphora *sigh* heterodoxa x ionasii
drosera villosa being a good SA drosera by reminding me that im doing it wrong...
drosera ascendens, the only SA drosera that im in amicable terms with...
heliamphora purpurescens for president! gaining a little color since last
heliamphora sp "akopan"--she's blonde! i can deal with blondes....
her myspace profile pic... zoom to see hairs
heliamphora collina- have no idea how i keep on cracking her leaves...didnt even know it happened until i was about to take the shot.
utricularia campbelliana showing considerable growth. my fingernail is slightly larger than a dime for size reference. could end up with a flower this upcoming year!
Silly D. Villosa trying to impersonate a capensis
Everything is looking great, spectacular Heliamphora you got there
@ron: no photoperiod changes. There are temp fluctuations as I have no control over the cold weather--I have no heater and whatever warmth the plants get is a product of the lights. I also reduce the frequency of times the ultrasonic turns on since excessive wet and cold triggers the sudden death syndrome. Lost quite a few heliamphora that way-- especially seedlings.
And if you are correct about the flowerstalks, that would mean the growth below the 11o'clock position is a flowerstalk as well.
For some reason, 'tis the season for stalks. I've got a U. longifolia (in a 2.5" pot) sending up a 9" stalk. Two U. asplundii clones (in 2.5" pots) are sending some northward (as are the parents in larger pots - although one of them is always flowering). I'm even getting my 1st U. endresii stalk coming up. It would be nice if U. campby or U. quelchii or U. humbo also got the hint ...
Also - mailed a packet of N. aristolochioides pollen yesterday to a waiting female aristo - wish us luck!
Sweet Ron! I wish you best of luck with your project. May your pistols be receptive and sticky and your pollen grains, golden.
Speaking of which, you and Butch are both due for an epic photo dump. Tit for tat I say....
@drew: thanks, it was given originally to me as a H. heterodoxa 'gran sabana' but after posting pics on facebook, a few knowledgeable growers pointed out that the plant strongly resembled heliamphora heterodoxa x ionasii in both morphology and color--i ended up agreeing with their assessment.