Cephalotus

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    CPs, orchids, fossils and a lot more. Generally the nature.

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  1. Cephalotus

    U. campbelliana seed germination

    Congratulations. :) It is so tiny though. Any tips on how you did it?
  2. Cephalotus

    Is this a Ultricularia?

    It is not a Metzgeria sp., which has a strong, easily visible, central "nerve". The one above does not have any and the photo does not have to be sharp to notice that. There was a time when I was very much interested in mosses and I still remember some more common ones from their look. Beside Metzgeria sp. is more like a mountain species, prefers colder ecosystems, wile Riccardia sp. is a lot more widespread and heat tolerant genus.
  3. Cephalotus

    Is this a Ultricularia?

    It can overgrow some very tiny plants, that is true, but I haven't seen it causing any serious damage to any of them, except making them to compete for the light. But such observation I have with other mosses and very small plants. I think that under the water roots will have less oxygen than with a layer of mosses on the soil. And yet we often even submerge some Genlisea and Utricularia without negative effects. This moss is Riccardia sp. Maybe R. multifida, maybe some other, impossible to tell from a photo.
  4. Cephalotus

    Is this a Ultricularia?

    I can see there only a moss, not even a single leaf of U. busquamata/subulata. I don't remember its name, but I know it well. Later I can check my books and try to identify it more or less.
  5. Cephalotus

    new drosera discovered

    Yeah, I saw it. I wasn't expecting it to have 1 meter long leafs or more, otherwise, it would be dangerous to grow this at home outside a cage. But that is still very impressing. :)
  6. Cephalotus

    new drosera discovered

    I took a measure and placed 1,5 m by my side, that is just insane. 1 m would be ridiculous, but 1,5 makes it just unbelievable. I just have to see that plant one day. For now we can just wait patiently. I pity that there is no benchmark to the photos of it in the wild, like human hand. The plant itself looks really great. Calling it Drosera magnifica is probably the best name since it is just magnificent.
  7. Cephalotus

    new drosera discovered

    I must really be sure... Do you really mean 1,5 meter?!! That is terrifying... it does not run after its prey, does it? Are there any photos of it I would LOVE to see some.
  8. Cephalotus

    Temperatures

    Not with a thermometer, no, but with a finger only. You should know, that I don't grow my Cephalotus in small pots which can easily heat up. I have them in a 45L large "pot". (http://toptools.com.pl/images/allegro_foto/PMD-5091.jpg) I don't know the proper word to describe that plastic box I use. Although, the soil near the surface and walls is very warm, true, the deeper, the cooler the soil is. Such volume does not heat up within a few hours.
  9. Cephalotus

    Temperatures

    Some time ago, mine had 34*C (93*F) in shade and it was in full sun for the most of the day, including midday. It looked totally normal in such conditions. Now the temperatures are much colder like 20*C (68*F). I think that until the soil itself is not heating too much, it can withstand much more heat.
  10. Cephalotus

    Utric ID please

    It looks like a bit like U. lateriflora, although the shape of the flower is odd... Could you show the leafs?
  11. Cephalotus

    U. quelchii - two clones

    Well... How it could not be similar to U. campbelliana if it grows in same region, have similar flower colour, is from the same group of plants and have the same ancestor? But the colour is still amazing.
  12. Cephalotus

    Genlisea identification

    It is G. glandulosissima, but the flower is deformed. If it will flower again properly, we will see if it is a true albino or not.
  13. Cephalotus

    Utricularia longifolia hardiness?

    I kept one outside and it survived well temperatures around 3-5*C, even night frosts like -1/-2*C. Eventually it died during lower, regular frosts (it was in a pot). I don't know how long it could survive in gourd in so low temperatures. Maybe some small plastic cover to protect it from wind would be a good idea... But there is a chance for regular form to survive in this zone. Either way, there is a point in trying.
  14. Cephalotus

    Aquatic Genlisea?

    You are asking about the species I listed or all Genlisea? Because only G. aurea should be grown with water near the soil, level, on it, or slightly above. This species very much like to have wet conditions. If it goes for G. margaretae and G. glandulosissima, in the nature they grow in shallow water, just under the water surface, rarely deeper or above it. In cultivation, they don't need such conditions to grow properly. G. repens also does not need to grow under water, it can, in wild it sometimes grow like that, but it does not need it at all to grow properly. I forgot to mention G. sanariapoana, which also grows always under water, under thin film of water mostly. It is not in cultivation though, which is a pity, since it has very nice flowers.
  15. Cephalotus

    Aquatic Genlisea?

    A few species can be constantly grown in water, but it will be rather shallow layer of water. If I remember correctly G. angolensis could also grow deeper in water similar to G. guianensis, but you won't be able to get any of those. Those which can grow in just under the water surface are: G. aurea G. repens G. margaretae G. glandulosissima (I would have to check if any other species.)