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Plant of the Month July 2014

Vote for the top 3 best!

  • Dragoness - S. purpurea

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • Plant Planter - Passiflora caerulea

    Votes: 9 45.0%
  • jimscott - S. 'Leah Wilkerson'

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • corky - Huernia zebrina

    Votes: 7 35.0%
  • Red Lowii - N. maxima x spectabilis

    Votes: 8 40.0%
  • Favian - Graptopetalum kimnachii

    Votes: 2 10.0%
  • Maiden - H. minor var pilosa

    Votes: 9 45.0%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


I'm growing CPs in the Desert of Tucson, Az
1. Only ONE (1) Plant per member may be entered in any particular month. This means one Nep vine, one Sarr Rhizome, one pygmy dew etc.
2. All pictures must be taken in the month of entry into the contest.
3. All entries must be clearly identified.
4. Entries are restricted to cultivated plants.
5. Contestants may post as many times and as many pictures of their entry as they like until contest closing on 07/31/14
6. Sequential pictures showing opening of a pitcher, unfurling of a leaf etc. are fine as long as all pictures are taken within the month of the contest.
7. If, for some reason, a single pitcher/plant/whatnot cannot be isolated and a group shot is necessary, then the particular pitcher/plant/whatnot entered must be clearly identified in your post.
8. Plant must have been grown by owner at least six months prior to photo, or sprouted from seed by the owner.
9. I didn't like this rule. You can keep entering the same thing month after month and if people still like it without getting sick of it, so be it.
10. Times of Contest and Poll openings and closings are to be understood as EST.
11. Judging by forum members and guests in a poll opening on 08/01/14, closing 08/05/14 and using this forum in this thread! Voting will appear at the top of the thread at the close of the contest entries.

** Please remember to clearly identify your entry!!**

Contest will be closed on July 31st 2014 at 5:00PM EST

Good Luck!
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Took this picture today (7.3.14) Sarr. purpurea. I have had this plant for 4 years now, and it is my oldest carnivore!
If my new avatar picture didn't tip you off, my first entry of all is quite possibly my most prized plant, my seed-grown Passiflora caerulea. I still have a hard time believing it's only two years old and that I grew it in OHIO, where atrocious winters abound.

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Beautiful passion vine!
that is one beautiful flower,cheered me up on a bad day:-D
Leah Wilkerson
well this should be open soon (i hope) my first much anticipated flower on Huernia zebrina magniflora i think it looks good now:-D
couldn't put it better myself;),thinking about it Paul my new obsession is your fault,your stapelia gigantea you posted pics of(couple of years back) is to blame for the new monkey on my back:-D
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  • #11
very nice Red,flower power,huernia zebrina magniflora :-D
  • #12
Ohh Em Gee.
I don't know whether to be terrified or thrilled - so I choose both! Can you tell us how you cultivate this one, please? How much sun, etc?
  • #13
Hi Paul,i was lucky and was given an unrooted section of the plant by Stephen Morley (of eden black fame ) last September,i mixed peat ,perlite and hort sand in equal amounts got it damp and stuck the section in it,it did nothing but root and not really start growing until this spring.Then very quickly grew that offset (if that's the correct term) and the flower developed on the new growth.i hardly watered it in the winter and water it a couple of times a week at the moment .I also every couple of weeks fertilize with an orchid fert but have recently switched to seaweed extract,it grows on a south facing windowsill so gets a good amount of afternoon sun,glad you like it i think its a real beauty
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  • #14
Graptopetalum kimnachii

  • #17
That Huernia is crazy. I want one.
  • #18