What's new

Mato's Pic Thread.

tje25

Plant Addict!!
Joined
Nov 23, 2011
Messages
606
Location
Iowa
Looking good Mat! Your plants always look so healthy, good growing ;)
 
Joined
Nov 24, 2014
Messages
56
Location
Richmond, CA - zone 10A
Wow, those are amazing looking plants! I haven't paid much attention to nepenthes before, but maybe I should now haha. I wonder what's the function of those 2 ridges on the side of the pitcher?

You have Lecanopteris spinosa too! I've been looking for this but can't find it around here. Do you have any spore from it?
 
Joined
Apr 19, 2012
Messages
4,691
Location
Greeley, CO, USA
The wings are vestiges of the original edges of the leaf blade. They provide a ladder of sorts for insects to climb, and are often dotted with nectar glands to further entice prey.
 

mato

BANNED
Joined
Aug 5, 2011
Messages
2,113
Location
Cascadia Subduction Zone
Three full days were spent repotting and rearranging everything in the tent. It's days like that where having a separate place to take care of plant matters seems crucial, ie repotting in your living room can get messy. This is the first time I've really given a damn about the plants in the past year or so, and their health reflected that. Things are different now: new, coarser media all around, bigger pots, a misting system (which I should have installed two years ago), and a new tray. I was saddened (in the sociopathic sense) by the loss of some plants, due in large part to three-year old decayed media and a colony of insects thriving in some pots, but also impressed by the size of some plants that seemed less than outstanding before I had a chance to look at them individually - 15'' leonardoi, vining ceciliae, etc. were bright spots, although I didn't take the time to photograph individual plants like I usually do in these types of mass repotting scenarios, mostly out of time constraints and exhaustion, but also sheer laziness.


<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/89948184@N02/22799921462/in/dateposted-public/" title="Grow Tent"><img src="https://farm1.staticflickr.com/719/22799921462_753400b6fa_c.jpg" width="800" height="495" alt="Grow Tent"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>





Some of these photos are quite old, I guess, but a few were taken only this week.

Rhododendron suaveolens by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. flava by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. ventricosa "Porcelain" by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. ventricosa "Porcelain (left) and N. ventricosa (d) by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. peltata by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. platychila by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

Lecanopteris holttumii by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. fusca by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. x trusmadiensis by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. angasanensis by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. klossii by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. burbidgeae by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. burbidgeae by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. spectabilis by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. hurrelliana by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

Aristolochia macroura by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. albomarginata by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. tobaica and N. albomarginata by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. ceciliae by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

N. rigidifolia x N. spectabilis by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

Lecanopteris pumila by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

Myrmecodia platytyrea by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

Hydnophytum ramispinum by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

Myrmecodia lamii by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

Platycerium madagascariense by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr

Platycerium ridleyi by Aspidistra Flier, on Flickr
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jul 20, 2013
Messages
592
Wow! That was quite full! What are you using as a misting system? I'm looking into getting one of those right now.
 

mato

BANNED
Joined
Aug 5, 2011
Messages
2,113
Location
Cascadia Subduction Zone
Wow! That was quite full! What are you using as a misting system? I'm looking into getting one of those right now.

It's the usual MistKing system that most people seem to go with. I bought it second-hand after a local grower decided to call it quits. Works incredibly well and is, in my opinion, essential if you decide to grow in a tent.
 
Joined
Jul 20, 2013
Messages
592
It's the usual MistKing system that most people seem to go with. I bought it second-hand after a local grower decided to call it quits. Works incredibly well and is, in my opinion, essential if you decide to grow in a tent.

Ah, yes, that's what I'm thinking of going with. I'm still trying to figure out number of nozzles. How many are you using for your tent?
 

mato

BANNED
Joined
Aug 5, 2011
Messages
2,113
Location
Cascadia Subduction Zone
Ah, yes, that's what I'm thinking of going with. I'm still trying to figure out number of nozzles. How many are you using for your tent?

Just three, although a fourth one would be useful to even it out a bit.


Looks a bit crowded in there Mat. Everything's lookin' great !

Looks more crowded than before, but everything has much more root space to work with, which should in turn makes things even worse.
 

bluemax

Lotsa blue
Supporter
Joined
Sep 5, 2011
Messages
2,628
Location
Vancouver, Washington State, US
Funny how the autumn rains seem to turn us to indoor pursuits and rekindle the love we have for our plants. If I should ever find myself with enough room to grow neps I'm gonna get a N. x trusmadiensis. I've seen your plant a few times in the flesh and it always impresses me. That N. albomarginata is simply gorgeous.
 

Satanas

dynastes67
Joined
Apr 27, 2015
Messages
124
Back years ago, when you would add to this photo tread, it would make my day...
 
Top