01-06-2013, 09:08 PM
This photo helps me understand why nepenthes are so sucessful. I am lured into the image. If I were a bug I would be a goner.
01-08-2013, 10:29 AM
If I had a dime for every one of your neps that I'm jealous of I would be rich.
nice growing anyways
01-08-2013, 11:15 AM
Jeremiah's amazing N. spectabilis X hamata hybrid. If you acquired one of these, you are likely going to be very glad you did! Both teeth AND stripes are now clearly evident on the peristome. This is going to be stunning at maturity.
A few more macro photos from this morning can be viewed here: Nitrogenseekers.
01-08-2013, 12:04 PM
I see one sundew on your blog! Do you have any others? I wish I had seen the spectabilis x hamata, it's going to be an amazing plant.
01-08-2013, 01:35 PM
I do, in fact. I have a few pygmies (roseana, carburup and one or two others), a 'Marston Dragon', one of the dichotoma types, some binata type that keeps reseeding itself here and there, a beautiful potful of aliciae grown from seed, and a potful of adelae, which alternates between loving me and hating me, for reasons unknown. I used to have quite a few more, but Drosera have been a real mixed experience for me, with about 2/3 of the plants I have tried either dying, or underperforming badly for me. Many don't like highland Nepenthes conditions, or so it seems. Light levels are too low in the winter months, I'm sure. Oh well. You can't grow them ALL the way you'd like.
Originally Posted by Sundrew
Here is the D. capillaris:
(photo from my iPhone using Olloclip macro lens)
01-08-2013, 02:35 PM
woohoo great news seeing that spec x hamata
I grabbed one a few weeks ago and it is still quite small but growing fairly quickly. I love the peristome on yours!
Roughly how large is yours currently?
01-08-2013, 03:05 PM
@myles: About three inches across, I'd estimate. I've had it since June, as I recall.
Originally Posted by mylesG
01-13-2013, 09:35 AM
Current pitcher on N. tentaculata:
The next one looks like it will double in size over the current one! (Thanks Travis, love this species!)
01-13-2013, 10:20 AM
Words cannot describe the awe your collection inspires. All I can say is "wow."
01-13-2013, 10:35 AM
I love the color on the tentac. And the sphagnum of course