M., There is only one clone. After doing some research into this hybrid (Mixta x D-i-c-k-s-o-niana), it appears the best plants of the grex were given cultivar names. There is a succession of years around the turn of the century(the 20th century)where a new plant of the cross was described on each year, for several years running. I can't prove it, but by circumstantial evidence it looks like they were all siblings. Apparently, Dyeriana is the sole surviving cultivar.
I came across this forum and this thread is what made me join. I LOVE Dyeriana's! Here's a couple of pics of mine: (Click to enlarge)
I got a rooted-cutting a little over a year ago and I've been hunting for one of these for quite a while. Growing tip broke off in transit, but it bounced back nicely.
It was crammed in the Maui Orchidarium I got from Dragon Agro and other than being a bit cramped, it's done well. Sent out a number of larger leaves and it's making it's third new pitcher now(it didn't make pitchers on the leaves which were pushing into the corners of the Orchidarium). I have just set up a nice-looking Lowland Growth Chamber on the cheap for him an his buddies to get some more room to grow, but more on that later.
The conditions I was growing it in were very bright, which reddened up the peristome quite a bit, also it was good and warm as well as humid & stuffy with no air movement in that little Orchidarium (I left the built-in fan off). 14 hour photoperiod with a peak of over 15 hours during the summer months which were a little over 90F which it liked. The newer pitcher has more of the Dyeriana characteristics. So far, it seems to be liking the chamber with all the room it has, the pitcher it was growing has grown quicker and the next leaf is starting to pop out. I lowered the light levels abit, also Ima put a heater in the chamber to ensure it's good an warm in there over the winter and I'll post new pics to show the progression.
So far I can tell it likes it Hot & Humid with little air circulation and not too high of light levels(I use artificial light). Pitchers last long, the first one is almost a year old and there's no signs of it giving up the ghost anytime soon. Sorry if this is long-winded, just wanted to give ya'll the info I have.
Thanks! I think the peristome is so red from the high artificial light levels I was giving it at first, also I've noticied hybrids sometimes exhibit characteristics of some of the parents instead of all, in this case it looks more Mixta-ish. The newer pitcher looks more Dyeriana, we'll see what the newest one turns out like... I got the cutting from Tristan's, awesome nursery I must say! Think he might have some smaller cuttings available if they're not sold out already. Looks like you've got one lined up from the legendary Nepenthes-around-the-house Joel already..
Just for those who are interested: N. dyeriana was described in 1908. The first time a cultivar of the cross was described was in 1900 for N. 'Sir William Thistleton Dyer', followed by N 'Picturata' in 1903.
Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Nov 17, 2006 12:41:26 GMT 7
Sunbelle, does it make pitchers at every leaf tip? I am curious if it grows better as a lowlander and throws out more pitchers successfully with regards to higher humidity, high heat or just more nutrients in a warmer environment!
Post by nepsaroundthehouse on Nov 18, 2006 3:31:25 GMT 7
Originally when I got the cuttings back in 1992, Peter at C'vores was growing them in his hothouse. That little room was a sweatbox sauna! Very warm and humid. I've had it growing over the years in a grow chamber as a lowlander and as an intermediate in my bedroom. I've even grown another cutting outdoors through one of my winters and it lived. It definitely slowed down so I moved the cutting back indoors. I think this guy is very versatile. With all the success of your other plants, you should be able to grow it outdoors yearround if you're not already doing that. My goal is to get another plant large enough to put into a hanging basket and grow it outdoors. Comparing Trent's with my plant will be cool because he's growing it in what I feel are ideal conditions for this plant.
Yours is Huge! I like how you vined it upright instead of letting it hang down. It's cool to see that this Victorian beauty can be grown like a houseplant. Outta curiosity, how often & much do you water it? Mine can go at least 4 days without watering (when I'm away) with no noticeable effects.. I usually water every other or every third day.
Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Nov 20, 2006 13:26:26 GMT 7
I am accustoming the plant photographed for culture outside where its very hot and very sunny! I hope it grows wild like N. Coccinea and Miranda, but time will tell. Since this hybrid boasts attractive uppers, this would be ideal for getting them huge and viney. Anyone knows of a plant of Dyeriana that grows like a wild vine?
thatoneplantboi: Hey guys, I'm new to growing nepenthes, I'm getting a mini indoor greenhouse to grow them in. What kind of light should I use for them? Also, if you could provide a link to a product, it would be very much appreciated
Oct 5, 2017 10:16:29 GMT 7
borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
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mylesg: i havent checked in here for a while, why does it seem all the CP forums have lost their once strong activity? the trade/sale section used to be so active and now its a ghost town. where is everybody hanging out these days for a strong online CP community?
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mylesg: Happy holidays to everyone out there!
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lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
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mylesg: yes, facebook groups will never have same feel as this place once did
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etiennecancio: perhaps we can try to revitalize the old forums? i always found them to be much more convenient than facebook groups at least hah
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mylesg: i refuse to abandon this place, i am posting in my grow thread with many photos and always there to answer any questions just built new grow room and tons of pitcher shots!
Nov 6, 2019 21:17:59 GMT 7
vidyut: hey mylesg. glad to hear that. Love this forum. Facebook can't organize knowledge like this. Will participate as much as I can.
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mylesg: just posted ton of new pics in my thread!
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