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    Sphagnum Guru Wire Man's Avatar
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    Thanks! Here's a pic of the germinating seed.

    N. attenboroughii Germination by Wire Man, on Flickr

    You may want to view that in full.

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    wireman you say you think its strange that your lorraine developed good colour in the shade,some time back there was a thread on this on the pitcher plants in the tropics forum and this does happen,someone had a plant that buried pitchers in moss and they coloured up better than pitchers in full sun,weird indeedy

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    I actually had an idea on why they do that last year. The dark coloration and tendency to work the tendrils into shaded spots might be an adaptation to prevent algae growth inside of the pitcher. All of the dissolved nutrients inside of the pitcher would cause an algae bloom if exposed to enough light. This actually happened to one of mine once. Said algae would rob the plant of its carefully acquired nutrition. The upper pitchers probably have something in the fluid that prevents algae from growing.

    I should have been a bio major.

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    First update for 2013!

    Cephalotus, dripping with nectar.

    Cephalotus by Wire Man, on Flickr

    D. palaecea ssp. trichocaulis

    D. palaecea ssp. trichocaulis by Wire Man, on Flickr

    I was excited for this Paph bloom, but I came back to this.....

    Broken Bloom by Wire Man, on Flickr

    H. minor is happy.

    H. minor by Wire Man, on Flickr

    D. occidentalis

    D. occidentalis by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Cephalotus by Wire Man, on Flickr

    D. madagascariensis

    D. madagascariensis by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. burkei with a rather slender pitcher. The next one should be exciting.

    N. burkei by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Little N. attenboroughii seedlings!

    N. attenboroughii Sprouts by Wire Man, on Flickr

    D. occidentalis flower with a missing petal

    D. occidentails by Wire Man, on Flickr

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    Awesome ceph.

    What happened to your Paph flower?
    Gettin there...

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    That thing is quickly becoming one of my favorite plants. It's in dormancy now, but it still looks good.

    The Paph flower was broken by my plant sitter. I have no clue what she was doing that broke it.

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    N. naga is already showing signs of the forked appendage at seedling size!

    N. naga by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. 'Dormouse' new pitcher.

    N. 'Dormouse' by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. lavicola

    N. lavicola by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. naga, again

    N. naga by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. 'Dormouse' a few days later

    N. 'Dormouse' by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. boschiana

    N. boschiana by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. 'Lorraine', largest pitcher so far.

    N. 'Lorraine' by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. 'Caladium'

    N. 'Caladium' by Wire Man, on Flickr

    N. 'Caladium' by Wire Man, on Flickr

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    N. 'Caladium' certainly has handsome pitchers. Are you now growing under leds? Your lighting looks distinctly reddish.
    - Mark

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