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Thread: Heliamphora x "Tequila" . . .

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    Heliamphora x "Tequila" . . .

    Here is a shot of one of my larger Heliamphora x "Tequila" plants. This particular clone remains largely green, regardless of the amount of sun it receives, even while neighboring Heliamphora plants generally become bright to dark red.

    I recently obtained a division of a predominantly red clone and am eager to see how it develops -- which brings to mind an issue I have with this supposed hybrid (originally from Exotica Plants in Australia): I have yet to see two H. x "Tequila" plants which appear very similar.

    Have other growers experienced this as well?


    Heliamphora x "Tequila"



    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

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    here is mine , want to trade one of your for one of mine?
    love to find out first hand if there are any differences in yours and mine.
    i do think mine looks quite a lot like this one of yours.
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    the upper two came from this lower one, its is growing very well and its the second time I've
    divided, shows no signs of stress , to me at least,
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    Just from appearances, yours looks quite similar to mine. The new clone I obtained is primarily a dark red in color.

    I responded in a PM . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    Tequila Color

    BigBella,

    I've always have been in awe of your plants, especially your Hummer's Giants.
    Concerning the color of Tequila clones, I've had just the opposite reaction. This plant seems to be an aberration or a freak of nature. It was grown side by side in the same terrarium under all the same conditions with my other Tequila’s. All were divided from the Mother plant at the same time, but this plant was NEVER green. It started out yellow then started turning red. Its smaller than its brothers and has sent up babies twice as fast and 4 times the size of my other plants babies of the same age. Since the babies started out yellow like the Mother and are now turning red, I assume its going to breed true. This Tequila was purchased from B****j****e in 2006 and they received the seed grown plants from Geoff Mansell of Exotica Plants in Australia. I have read that this plant took from three to eight crosses to achieve. I've only seen pictures of two different verities, one was someone in Europe. It had a much more slender pitcher with no bulge in the middle.
    UpWiz's pictures show one of my normal Tequila's. He seems pleased with it even though it is a young adult, but he has not yet experienced the beauty and size of a mature adult.

    I would attach a couple of pictures, but for some reason theres no button for inserting a picture from my computer. When I click on the Insert Picture Icon it only gives me the option of using a URL

    ccgpro

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    I heard that they were all seed grown so each has different colors and qualities
    I know someone will correct me if this info is inaccurate or a duplication
    I recieved 2 from Autsralia in 2007 unfortunately one died about a year after and I have the other one in foster care
    There are some things jest not suited to my growing area
    Every seed that you plant ,doesn't sprout.
    Every seed that sprouts, doesn't make it to maturity.
    Every cutting that you stick doesn't grow roots.
    Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
    Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.


    Who needs speelcheck?

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    Yeah, I too have heard that they were seed-grown; but it still remains that their appearances vary such a huge degree, even among those others grown from seed. My H. heterodoxa, H. nutans, H. pulchella, H. chimantensis, and several others have produced seed over the years; but those plants remain recognizable members of those species, maybe with a minor variation in terms of color and size . . .
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    Do you think I can grow this guy:

    'Teqyuila'

    in this setup, along with a cobra lily and Aldrovanda, in Buffalo, NY?





    It has been at a window sill for the past several months, with a plastic dome that has a hole at the top for venting heat.

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    I would suggest that the Heliamphora be given more light -- to further develop the nectar spoons. Are you intending to grow it outside, along with the other plants you mentioned? If so, do protect it from the Summer heat . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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