My U. alpina x endresii was looking a bit rough and has been in the same container for some years... So I decided to get it repotted. Along the way, I found the plants that were in there seem to be chugging along just fine. (So I ended up repotting one that the LFS had mushed up so much the pot was half empty the other I left.) The best looking plant (on the surface) had the least amount of surprises under the media.
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Wow - it's been almost 3 months since anyone has added to this thread - that's kinda sad.
I know this is premature, but today when I was watering my plants I noticed a stalk starting to emerge from ... (drum roll please) ... U. campbelliana. This plant is growing on treefern and was 'seeded' with a tiny sprig of campby in August of 2012 (which makes it younger than the one that was in last year's NASC auction). The stalk is along the bottom - approx 1/3 from the right.
Here's hoping that it keeps developing.
In addition to this, there is a U. humboldtii stalk that is quite advanced and a possible hybrid stalk just emerging (U. alpina x U. asplundii - although I'm doubtful on this one).
Update Feb 4
U. campbelliana now has 5 stalks emerging - amazing - when it rains it pours (thankfully in a good way this time)
Last edited by RL7836; 02-05-2014 at 10:30 AM.
Ron, you really have the touch with these! Congrats on your continued success.
Your Campy is looking good Ron and good luck with the flower
My Campy on a sponge is spreading quite fast, with it putting out runners to explore new places:
One of the leaves has developed under water:
Nice results mobile. I was about to buy some of those high tech slabs, but a few sponges are an easier resource for me. What else do you grow on them?
Last edited by Jcal; 01-18-2014 at 02:49 PM.
I don't grow anything else on sponges. It was just a experiment I carried out with my Campy and it has turned out good. Maybe plants that likes similar moisture levels would be ok too. There is a moisture gradient up the sponge, so the plant can find the level it prefers. I've found that the campy prefers the wetter end, though the runners in the second picture are from higher up. If one wanted even moisture then the sponge could be place horizontally in a dish of water.
Your campby has amazing vigor. When you showed pics growing inside the little container (iirc), I figured it was an aberration - but even on the sponge, there are loads of little leaves shooting out everywhere! You don't fertilize do you?
I just got some Utricularia humboldtii and some of the bladders are huge! I know most people already know that but I still wanted to share some pictures, since there aren't that many. The bladders easily beat the ones on the aquatics I grow. I wonder if the plant actually catches prey that are that big. Granted, not all of them are that large but the ones that are I just think are amazing.