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Thread: Anyone growing srduggins' N. ventricosa red x grn?

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    It was just late when I took the photo and some had already turned off. There are about three timers involved in all these lights, and they're not all set the same. I figure I get a little "dawn and dusk" effect by having them de-synchronized by about 45 minutes.

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    Just a little caveat for Max- I had the opportunity to visit Max last weekend and see his collection. Although many will attest...I am the first to admit that I have a hard eye and am not easy to impress. I've done this for too many years and practically seen it all. But what I saw at Max's home made my knees nearly buckle! His plants are...how you say...OH MY GOD fantastic! I think there were a few times I told him that folks on Terra would literally give their eye teeth to see his setup in person. His N. Predator is so stinkin huge you just can't believe it and he has the finest specimen of N. ramispina I have ever laid eyes on. I didn't know it had the potential to get so large and beautiful. Everything was so fresh and healthy looking and the pitchers on many of his plants were beyond perfect. His N. spectabilis x veitchii is so beautiful it's almost surreal. All the t5 lamps and shiney mylar made the colors on everything just superb indeed. And if you like N. lowii x veitchii...well...I could write a thesis on his specimen! Over the top good

    So Max...I just wanted to say publicly that not only was I thoroughly and unconditionally impressed with your skills as a grower...esecially for someone who hasn't been doing it for a very long time, but your attention to detail, organization, cleanliness, the science of artificial light gardening and above all hospitality have burned a permanent impression in my mind as one of the finest collections I've seen to date. I already knew it was going to be good, but I just wasn't prepared for just HOW good it was. While I was there I used my video recorder to document my visit. I think I've watched it 20 times already!!!!!!! I felt very priveledged and honored to see a true master in his element. I came home wanting to give him all my plants cause he could grow them so much better!

    Grow on Maestro!

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    I'm down to 3 plants, but this may be the pick of the litter. One of the strangest looking ventricosa clones I've ever seen. It looks a lot like a sibuyanensis to me. I'm going to keep my eye on this one.


    Any more updates from this seed lot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by philcula View Post
    he has the finest specimen of N. ramispina I have ever laid eyes on.
    I'm way too familiar with that one. Had it not been for the 2008 forum crash during the NASC auction, I'd be the proud owner of a cutting from that baby.

    That one really does look like a sibuyanensis hybrid!

    Was the original pale plant the ventricosa I've seen referred to as "True" ventricosa?

    Jason

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    wow that really does look like a sibuyanensis.
    very nice steve

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    Oh, wow. It looks ridiculously a lot like sibuyanensis.
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

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    ventricosa x sibuyanensis

    Could've fooled me... I suppose that's not saying much, but still!

    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWurm View Post
    I'm way too familiar with that one. Had it not been for the 2008 forum crash during the NASC auction, I'd be the proud owner of a cutting from that baby.
    Pshaw! If you think you would have won that baby if not for the crash, think again!

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