Sorry, just seen this thread... nicely grown peat! update please :-)
For the record, H. "butchenisis" is not a hybrid of mine, but rather a natural hybrid of unknown heritage a I received many years ago. I have my suspicions of what it is, but no way to know for sure of course.
David "bigbella" gave it that name on TF as a friendly tease and it seemed to have stuck much to my embarrassment lol That's ok, pokie has done him one better and named a couple of my hybrids butchie1 and butchie2 Its all in good fun among friends, I would never register either with those names
H. "butchenisis" is a very large and robust species that under intense lighting looks amazing.... she's a beast!
Oh, maiden as far as "unlucky" and "none" of my crosses looking good, well I guess that is a matter of opinion, but some tend to disagree :-)
Hey Av! Thanks for the clarification on butchinesis ~ I'm not even sure I was around when that one started!
Ask and you shall receive - Here's an image I just took of the H. tatei x sarracenoides. Unfortunately it dropped a few pitchers recently for unknown reasons, but it's gotten a lot bigger since I last updated. It now has divisions which are producing mature pitchers attached to the mother plant.
Unfortunately it's a very brittle plant (I'm pretty sure this is normal for all Helis, I'm just used to rubbery and forgiving sundews, lol) - so I keep messing up the nectar spoons since it grows so close to the top of my terrarium. I sure do like it though, it's incredibly easy to grow compared to the other Heliamphora I've had.
Damned nice hybrids butch! And so well grown! Been meaning to send you an email lately - I'll get one out today!
Ask not what sundew can dew for you but what you can dew for sundew.
wow, you can sure see the parent's influences!! I think I see nectaries on the right side pitcher. Its always been my assumption those were there to guide ants up to the mouth. Common on some species, uncommon on others.
Give that thing some intense light and I bet she will go dark red yep, they are not the most flexible things, but contrary to popular belief, the roots are rather flexible.
Here is mine of this cross. It has been making a lot of immature pitchers, but finally it is back again to making mature ones. It looks very nice IMO. Reminds me of the hood in Assassin's creed. HAHA!! Look at those nectar glands. Thanks again peat. BTW..I agree, nectar spoons are brittle and very easy to break off. Notice the last pitcher's spoon that I mucked up.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
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bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
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dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
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