|It looks pretty similar to the pitchers on my N.x Judith Finn (spathulata x veitchii). Does your mystery plants persitome turn red or purple after the lids open fully?[/QUOTE]|
yes, they did. one new one just started to open opened 3 days ago. but I don't see the red on the persitome yet,except on the older one.It took about a week to get the full color.it is very,very red!same with the peristome. maybe I can get a pic of my plants. on the second pitcher (on plant #1) I see the same red on the pitcher, but not on the peristome yet.
P.S. My second "mystery" plant just got its first mature pitcher about the same time the first one did. (the first one has the red pitcher in the pic.), but it didn't get the red peristome,but they are exactly alike.(but the second plant never did get much light, the leave the pitcher is on is shading it,lol.) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
did I explain it correctly? anyone get what I'm saying? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
Greg, I see what your saying, some Neps DO drop the tendril off the leaves but it is not considered peltate. Peltate is near halfway on a mature or near mature specimen that is known to produce the phenominon. Clipeata will make the tendril insertion once it gets older, my young Clipeata only has heart-oblate shaped leaves ATM. But should soon be more CLipeata like. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] My Rajah already has the peltate leaves and should continue to drop them further back. And your not wrong. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] You just observant so don't say "I am usually wrong" becasue your not.
You're right. I should really have said "starting to show peltate characteristics" For an immature plant it's interesting. True, some species drop the tendril just before the end of the leaf like that, but not usually at such an early stage. The N. clipeata I have does not show any such characteristics until the plants are about 10" across.
I'm trying to post the pic above, so I know how to do it later...
My Carnivorous Plants
yeah! it worked! now I'll be able to post lots of pics! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
My plant was sold by the Little Pot of Horrors company and was started in peat with a little deli cup over the pot... and a ID tag which said "Sundew" (no I'm not kidding)!
I grew it in lowland conditions since January but it stayed pretty small with deforming leaves and small pitchers. Once I got the highland tank setup in June I moved it there and it has doubled in size (it's about 12") and the pitchers (4") last much longer but they develop much slower and the leaves no longer deform. The peristome under 280 watts of compact flourescent is so dark maroon/purple it's almost black but the pitchers never get more color than the slight red blush on the "neck" with the rest of the pitcher being light green/yellow.
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