Post by christianjames on Apr 6, 2013 14:56:23 GMT -10
Here's the latest pitcher on 'Stillest Hour' - (((thorelii x spectabilis) x campanulata) x truncata) showing a massive bump in size! Unfortunately the wind was incredibly strong today and blew the lid right off!
Post by christianjames on Apr 11, 2013 19:53:42 GMT -10
'Stillest Hour' - (((thorelii x spectabilis) x campanulata) x truncata) - aka ('Hamakua' x truncata). This pitcher is almost double the size of the previous pitcher, and the newest leaf is drastically bigger than the leaf attached to this pitcher... so, more good things to come! Unfortunately the lid blew off in a storm right after it opened!
Great photos, Chris. I liked the Night Song -- the purplish blush on the pitcher in addition to the maxima-like mottling give it a very richly-colored look. By contrast, I also like the pigment-free Riddler pitcher. Does it darken with age, or is it always that green?
Purple Haze continues to be beautiful. I'll be curious to see if the color continues when it produces uppers. But even if not, it's an exceptionally beautiful plant.
And what a lovely eymae x ephippiata
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Post by christianjames on May 27, 2013 10:09:29 GMT -10
Thanks Mikulas! My Riddler darkens up a bit, little reddish tinge to the peristome and a touch to the body. I've only had it for a few months, and after repotting it took a break from making pitchers, so we'll see once it gets used to the conditions.
Purple Haze grows crazy fast! but no sign of vining yet :-)
and that new pitcher on Eymae x Ephippiata has really colored up! Not sure if it was because I had it in the shade for a couple of weeks when it was forming... or because of the new, more sun conditions it is in now, which might be a little too much for it. Makes all the old pitchers on it look really pale. Hasn't skipped a beat in growth yet, and the next pitcher is well on its way.