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Plant of the Month May 2014

Vote for the top 3 best!

  • Kevin P - D. spatulata "Kanto"

    Votes: 13 59.1%
  • Tacks - D. allantostigma

    Votes: 5 22.7%
  • Maiden - H. minor var pilosa

    Votes: 4 18.2%
  • Bio - C. follicularis

    Votes: 3 13.6%
  • Red Lowii - N. lowii Mt-Kinabalu x Spectabilis

    Votes: 9 40.9%
  • Wire Man - S. flava var flava

    Votes: 4 18.2%
  • pokie22 - N. spectabilis X aristochoiloides

    Votes: 2 9.1%
  • mass - P. grandiflora

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • Dexenthes - P. vulgaris

    Votes: 7 31.8%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


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 05/31/14
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 06/01/14, closing 06/05/14 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 May 31st 2014 at 5:00PM EST

Good Luck!
My entry for May - one (of my many, many) Drosera spatulata "Kanto". A perfectly normal plant, which from last month into this has exhibited a perfectly abnormal double leaf. Pics from May 2nd.



I humbly submit Drosera allantostigma, a very charming pygmy sundew. Click for higher resolution if desired.

Excellent double leaf, Kevin!
Cephalotus follicularis - Typical

I know I lost after such good looking sundews and an H. minor var. pilosa, but I humbly submit my largest ceph.
N. lowii Mt-Kinabalu x Spectabilis



RL: woaa nice plant!
Here's an update on the Drosera allantostigma about a day after being fed.

  • #10
S. flava var, flava
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/60270758@N02/14015835067" title="S. flava var, flava by Graham Hunt, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5274/14015835067_316f6a5536_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="S. flava var, flava"></a>
  • #11
My nep bush

Nepenthes spectabilis X aristochoiloides. This is one plant that has gone to the bushy side with a little help from the pink furry scary looking hamster. LOL
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  • #12
Is that a Nepenthes aristolochioides I see on the left? Beautiful plants. The tendrils look so thin.
  • #13
Nice clump bella :)
  • #14
whispers to Francois, that's not David, aka bella
pokie = Jen
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  • #15

I try hard to stop calling all womens 'bella'... I think i need a group therapy..
  • #16
My nep bush

Nepenthes spectabilis X aristochoiloides. This is one plant that has gone to the bushy side with a little help from the pink furry scary looking hamster. LOL

Witch!! witch!!

lol, you take raging hormones to a whole new level :hail:
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  • #17
Foxkid? Like i can see, your evenings are very busy butch :p
  • #18
Here's a success story for ya..
I was given a single Pinguicula grandiflora as a gift from DJ last year. I stuck it outside in the bog hoping it could handle a winter dormancy here in Michigan.
This year our winter ran from November to April (6 full months), with temps getting down as low as -27*F for a month straight.
When the plants began to break dormancy only a few weeks ago, I was greeted with a pleasant surprise. Not only did it survive the winter, but it made itself a friend!!

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  • #19
Well done mass ! Beautiful flower