Post by sirkristoff on Feb 21, 2011 17:38:40 GMT 7
good luck tracking down an edwardsiana, there has only been a very small number of them released to the public through Andreas Wistuba as extra small TC plants, and a source in the US who released a number of seedgrown plants, shall not name him out of respect and privacy for the individual, but the point being, they are next to impossible to find
Fortunately I am young, ambitious and very patient. I am hoping the right person reads my post and is able to make my year! I know it is a very difficult plant(s) to get a hold of, but once I have it, I can be the bearer of good news and share it with others! The longer and harder it takes me to find a certain plant, the more I will love and appreciate it when I finally acquire it. I would like nothing more than to some day in the future having this plant to share with others and see how it made that person feel when they received their first rare CP! Thanks for reading, and hopefully I have some good news (and pics) to share in the near future.
Post by mitchelldavis76 on Feb 22, 2011 23:15:38 GMT 7
cacarnivore, Agreed! It is always nice to meet another CA grower. ;D Maybe we'll get to meet face to face at the BACPS show in June. As for your question... it is rumored that cephalotus 'German Giant' is the only "True giant form". I think they come from Wistuba. Mitchell
As far as the German Giant being the only 'true giant' form, I thought Hummer's Giant was the only other registered cultivar besides the typical? Wouldnt that imply that the Hummer is the only 'true giant' ?
This website says there are only two natural varieties in cultivation 'typical' and Hummer's Giant
Post by sirkristoff on Feb 25, 2011 10:45:29 GMT 7
The only two registered cultivars are hummers giant and Eden black, typical is just a name point given to a plant with no cultivar or unofficial cultivar name. German giant is an example of an unofficial/unregistered cultivar.
Post by mitchelldavis76 on Feb 25, 2011 11:15:40 GMT 7
Yup, June 25th at Lakeside Park in Oakland. Hope to see you there. As for the ceph, I may have it back wards. But I do recall someone saying the 'German Giant' was the only "True" giant, but I can't remember who. Mitchell
I have often wondered about these "giant" forms truely being any larger then a typical. I have one of each(hummers and typical) and honestly I dont see much size difference between the two. I understand that age makes a big difference and that is probably a factor in my plants. However, I have seen typical forms of cephalotus grow up to and meet the three inch pitcher mark hummers giant is only supposed to reach. This makes me wonder if the whole giant forms is a big crock.
The 'Giants' are definitely real. When comparing two young plants, one 'typical' and one 'Hummer's Giant', it is obvious that the 'Giant' puts up consistently bigger leaves and pitchers. As far as all the different varieties of 'Giant' i am not sure. Sirkristoff is correct, there are only two registered culitvars 'Hummer's Giant' and 'Eden Black'. One thing to note, even with a culitvar like 'Eden Black' you can still get it to grow almost completely green with the right light conditions. So we're back to the 'nature or nuture' question... Are these cultivars really genetically different, or are they just cared for in such a way that makes them show unique characteristics?
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