Beautiful!!!!!! Thanks for sharing; can't wait to see more......
Very nice pics. If your ventricosa x inermis is anything like mine, it will stop losing its color and show even more vigor over time. Mine used to be kind of finicky and colorless, but I gave it a big pot (shortly thereafter it began vining,) and I've also put it in a spot where it gets very bright artificial light all day and several hours of morning sun. I'm not sure which change caused the change in coloration, but the pitchers now come out orange with an almost crimson peristome whereas they used to be that yellow/pink blush with a brighter peristome. The leaves themselves have also become darker. It definitely gets better with age.
o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~
Valydius the First one is N. Hamata, the second Spectabilis x aristolochioides
Holy bajesus. By far one of the best picture thread I've ever seen. They're all so healthy and gorgeous. That spect x aristo of yours is great.
I've eyed the muluensis x lowii before and am curious about your conditions that caused it to have difficulty adjusting.
I may bring my little Lady Pauline in to show her what she can be if she only applies herself.
Glad you liked them! These are all grown on racks under four T8's. Humidity is about 60% in the day, 80% at night. Temps usually 58-80F, but with warming weather lately it's been about 3 degrees warmer on each end.
Not sure why it took so long for some to adjust in those conditions. I look forward to the time my plants are as mature ss some of your guys' plants. I have a 1" seedling of lowii that should have uppers in about 8 years or so...I'll be sure to make a pic thread for that one lol.
Honestly, the single toughest plant for me to grow successfully is the sphagnum. Under the conditions listed above, I must be sure to spray it down each and every day - the exception being the thicker moss in the spec x aristo pot. So hopefully the rest will continue to fluff up 'cause it's a pain to spray so much.
Hey seedjar, good to hear that the inermis x vent (or the other way around) will get better. I actually received this plant as a mistake, otherwise I wouldn't have picked it up. But I'm glad I have it as I'm loving the color. Interesting that its more colorful than my ventricosa 'red'.