09-23-2013, 06:58 PM
N. singalana, Belirang.
09-24-2013, 08:20 AM
09-24-2013, 08:39 AM
Great shots as usual Paul. Is that ovata one of the BE clones from Pangulubao ?
09-24-2013, 08:45 AM
I don't know for certain, but given the vendor I got it from, I'd think it has to be a BE clone, yes.
Originally Posted by Cthulhu138
09-26-2013, 09:17 AM
09-26-2013, 10:28 AM
the spectabilis is beautiful! I hope the one I received from you turns out like that.
09-26-2013, 10:43 AM
It should look alike, since I believe they are similar strains. The one pictured here, however, came from *******. I have yet to see a spectabilis that disappointed, no matter where it originated!
Originally Posted by Favian
09-26-2013, 11:24 AM
All are stunning as usual Paul! I just love how long the pitchers last for you; I figure that's from your constant humidity, lack of bug filled pitchers, and no wind.
09-26-2013, 01:33 PM
man i wish Briggsiana peristomes didnt darken so much over time. i love the fresh ones!
vent x ovata wow
09-26-2013, 02:03 PM
Thank you. I am often surprised to realize that there are pitchers out there that are now 15 months old, maybe more! It didn't occur to me that with more exposure to the elements and bugs, they don't last as long. Lucky me! Mind you, there are some plants that have short-lived pitchers no matter what. 2-3 months seems to be the most I get out of my N. spathulata X jacquelineae. My Mastersiana doesn't seem to last very long either. That's OK, I will take what I am given and enjoy it.
Originally Posted by Ambanja
My other clone of Briggsiana doesn't get as dark, and the striping lasts a lot longer. But I don't mind; its just the nature of the hybrid and I like it through all its wacky stages. Winter pitchers tend to stay much paler, FYI, with the pitcher body staying green without much more than a hint of red as it ages.
Originally Posted by mylesG
And yes - the ventricosa X ovata is a WOW alright. Its one of the reddest pitchers I have. The seedling was a bit disappointing in its first year as it went to vining fairly quickly and produced only a couple of uppers. When three basal shoots appeared and started pitchering, I removed the vine for cuttings, and now the plant is much fuller and is working off of four basal rosettes, and is loaded with great pitchers. It is definitely one of my favorite hybrids....makes me want to buy all kinds of other ovata hybrids!