I have a bical x northiana x veitchii. When I got it, it looked like it had been grown in low light. Will post pics as soon as it pichers, and I'm hoping it'll look red like what exotica has pictured. Have you guys observed your bical hybrids to be fast growers?
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Post by emiliasgarden on Mar 11, 2006 9:03:24 GMT 7
...Have you guys observed your bical hybrids to be fast growers?...
Well, my bicalcarata x gracillis seem to be a really fast grower. I have had it for only 1 month or so, and in that month it has produced 2 new pitchers. It seems that it did not enter in shock for the shipping process, or maybe iti s such a fast grower.
I think that Trent and/or Michelle will be able to tell us if bicalcarata hybrids are fast growers since they have several different bicalcarata hybrids.
Hi Walter and All, Really dig the bical x spect. with that vaulted peristome! Reminescent of N. hurrelliana. We don't don't have that one. Do all the siblings exhibit that characteristic? We have been busy every weekend with the repotting chores for both the Sarrs and the Neps so photos have been kinda on the back burner. Michelle said she was heading to the greenhouse with the camera sometime today, so maybe we can get some shots of our bical hybrids. Oddly enough, we find they are not as fast growing as the pure species (bical). We have several Bical x north, and a bunch of bical x(spect x north)-which are very colorful. some are spotted, some are solid red, some are red with striped peristomes-the combos are wild. The bical x north are headed towards 'large', and if you look at both parents, well, no surprise there!
This is one N. spectabilis x bicalcarata. I tried some N. bicalcarata x highland hybrids but found they sulked for the colder months and were difficult to keep clean of leaf spot. They seemed to take after the N. bicalcarata more for cultural requirements, which didn't work too well for me.
Tony, maybe the reverse crosses would be better? Geoff has noted that L x H hybrids are more heat-demanding than H x L, obviously the mother has a stronger influence on cultural requirements. I have some seedling ventricosa x bicalcarata seedlings that are growing well in a highland house, although the ones in the lowland set-up are growing slightly more robustly. I'm interested to see how they turn out, I have a pretty good idea, but I'm curious to see if there's much variation in them.
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