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Thread: Cirrhopetalum flowering!

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    Hehe [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] well you know I try to keep my hands to myself but they call me. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Since I've got the Cirrho in the highland terrarium I haven't ever smelled them if they did make a stink. Although I beleive the one you mention B. echinolabium (it has like a bouncing tongue/lip inside the flower?) was in bloom at orchids ltd a few weeks ago and it had a real funky smell when you got up close.

    Yeah, the prices at OL are high sometimes but for an occasional impulse buy it's not too bad, and it's the only "local" place to get the supplies I need for my neps. If I know I can get something cheaper (like a N. rajah) I defiantely get it by mail now that I know of some good mailorder houses. I don't know why they never sell the Aristolochia cuttings when they hack it down from the rafters for the winter. I know I'd buy some! I think they told me it was A, grandifolia is just amazing. I had some slips of other Aristolochias but they didn't survive in the highland terrarium they'd have to go in the lowlander.

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    Yes the B. echinolabium is in flower almost constantly, right alongside the B.carunculatum I think they smell like fresh paint.
    Most all of Bulbophyllum posses a rocking labellum.
    Just curious what did you pay for your N. rajah? How does it grow for you? Jerry Never did well with these I know to this day hes had the same plants that he orginally offered and id have to say they are most definately the SMALLEST Nepenthes he has in his collection.
    As for the Aristolochia, again jerry never was good with labels
    its A. gigantea braziliensis. As to why they dont propagate it, they dont know how.
    If your interested Logees has both A. gigantea available right now on their website.

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    OLs rajahs were small but they looked healthy I just figured they were new arrivals. I noticed the highland room there was a bit on the coolside for daytime when jerry was showing me around in there last summer. Warmer daytemps might increase rate of growth as well as brighter conditions I know a greenhouse won't be as bright as a terrarium but I would think less shading for the neps (esp here in minensota) would let them get even more impressive than the display ones out in the retail area the clipeata & veitchii. I wish I could start there and set up a GH or 2 just for CPs!
    I paid only about $30 or $40 for my N. rajah by mail but with the number of offshoots I'm getting (4 so far) they seem to root very easily and two out of two that I've seperated have rooted and started to grow and two haven't been seperated from the main plant yet but if all offshoots survive it will have reduced the plants to about $8 each - a good deal for a rajah I'd say! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Wow Sounds like you could be giving Jerry some lessons in Nepenthese culture. Hes had those same N. rajah for at least 6 years!
    I must say I agree with you, Ive always felt Most of the Neps there could have been grown in higher light.
    Man it sounds like you got a nice deal, 5 plants for the price of one. You know if you had bought that plant from Jerry he would have charged you for 5 plants! Or maybe hed give you a deal and only charge you twice the price. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    Ive been planing on converting my entire basement into a growing room for CPs and gesneriads to offset the cost of my hobby and suppliment my living with the eventuality of turnig it in to a full time business. Of course id be growing in much more than just my basement by then.

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    There was only one plant when I received it, the offshoots started appearing a while after potting it. Perhaps there were tiny slivers of plantlets at the base which I just didn't notice but I did only order one and received one 3" plant. It's now about the size of OL's rajahs and I've had mine for about 6 months (not years) so that's why I assumed his were new arrivals. Some of my lowland neps: N. truncata, N. eustachya and N. northiana all grow slower than N. rajah and N. hamata who are highland plants and are said to be slow growers but actually do grow relatively fast.

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    Your N. truncata is slower than your N. rajah, WOW.
    We could never get those #### N. truncatas to stop growing
    Those things get huge!
    I used to feed toads to them! I wouldnt normally recommend this to most people unless the plant is really big. And even then I would never actually feed them live toads, only ones that had been stepped on. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
    Sorry if Im being too morbid.

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    i would have to agree with Josh the rajah i have is faster in putting out leaves than the truncata i have. actaully it is faster than most of the other plants i grow.

    heck with feeding some of the larger pitchers. i would of just dropped it in alive. most of the time frog get out anyway due to they have that sticky feet to climb vertical.

    Josh i would show off your rajah to jerry that might just get you that job there
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