No new pitchers yet Sunbelle! But all 3 of those that you sent are doing great and showing new growth, even that tiny one is kicking it into gear.
N. veitchii just knocked my socks off the first time I saw that pic on the back of Charles Clarke's book! I was hooked for life! For those who don't have this book here it is...does anyone know of a veitchii in cultivation that is grown this way?
I remember seeing a highland striped peristome veitchii grown like this in Bill Baumgartle's greenhouse. The first time I saw it it had just started to climb. The next few times I saw it it had already sent several leaves around the cork bark tree form he had constructed for it. It was quite something.
Manny and Sunbelle ...... 'The International Society For the Repatriation of the Dislocated Botanic Refugees of Dictatorial States' demands the release of Mr. Veitchii. Mr. Veitchii is to be released immediately from Florida jurisdiction and transported directly (at Florida expense) to a temporary facility in Hawaii while he awaits transport back to Borneo. Mr. Veitchii has been through enough and deserves to rest and recover from his hardships in a relaxing atmosphere away from his persecutors and so called protectors. Mr. Veitichii can no longer be held in the state where he has suffered so much since his illegal kidnapping. Mr. Veitchii deserves better than to be lost in the bureaucracy of a state that can't even figure out the voting machine.
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Hey Manny, Sorry about Michelle getting carried away there. Her maternal instinct extends to that veitchii, and as the old saying goes for those into camping, "Never get between a momma bear and her cubs," knowing how females of any species are capable of unspeakable violence when protecting the young (or possessed plants). Leilani: HA! You wish!! Michael: To get down to business here: The plant we pictured above in this thread with the very striped peristome has been growing horizontally in the alternating step ladder fashion for a distance of over a yard ( very close to a meter for those not accustomed to the whacky English system...which the English don't use anymore), still producing spectacular uppers on tendrils that seem to want to wrap around something. It's too late now, but when it produces a ground shoot we are tempted to train it straight up against a post to see if it will do as in the pic from Clarke's book. This hybrid is one of those individual seedlings that was more veitchii than anything. and could passd as a super=veitchii. Here's an old shot from before of the plant N. [(maxima x Mixta) x veitchii] x (northiana x veitchii)
Notice the vine is straight and you can see the leaves are symmetrical in arrangement. This is plant that is "walking" horizontally across the greenhouse and towards the door. None of the others grow like this, very unique.
Neato . Is that a highland form? Leaves seem kinda short/truncated to be a lowland form.
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Post by mannyherrera on Aug 5, 2006 23:52:41 GMT 7
Leilani...that is kind of you to take the interests of, and only of, Mr. Veitch into consideration. However, because the people of my land (my other plants) will not accept anything but the complete handover of their long lost comrade...I must humbly and respectfully decline.
Wow...we should become political consultants.
Trent...no harm done. It's all in good spirits. I'm my mother's only child...I'm well acquainted with that maternal instinct.
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
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borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
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lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
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