Maciej Stelmach

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    CPs: mainly Heliamphora; bonsai; landscaping; UFO stuff

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  1. Thank you for all information you've provided so far, Christian. But to make sure, are you 100% certain that there won't be any plants sales on Friday (the first day of EEE, just like last year)?
  2. Ptaah's Heliamphora collection

    I think you've asked me already this question :) For couple years now I've been using custom made LED panels made of full spectrum power LEDs. But it's pretty much all about proper power of a panel. If it's strong enough - plants are coloring well. For me it's about 300W / square meter. You can achieve very same results using good old T5 tubes - it just requires some testing how many tubes are required for one's setup. My friend uses Sylvania Grolux and gets awesome coloration as well. Below are few recent pictures. I'll start with the one posted on my Facebook - unfortunately I forgot to share it here, on forums, before the Christmas Eve. But the greetings concerning New Year still apply, so Happy New Year Everyone! :) Heliamphora uncinata (Amuri Tepui) - M. Stelmach clone This plant is already few years old and measures over 10cm in height. I hope it'll get to some decent size in the future as this attribute and its' unique nectar spoon would make a great plant. Heliamphora spec. Venamo (Cerro Venamo) I've been growing this plant for couple years already but it always stays quite small. Some people name this particular clone as H. collina, but I feel it has to be some other, undescribed yet, species. Heliamphora pulchella (Akopan Tepui) - A. Wistuba clone This clone has quite narrow pitchers which reminds me of one H. huberi (Amuri) clone presented couple posts back. Heliamphora huberi (Akopan Tepui) - M. Schach clone Nice clone with a "classic" look, coloring really well under provided conditions. Heliamphora exappendiculata "Red" (Aprada Tepui) This clone gets the strongest coloration of all my H. exappendiculata, but doesn't grow as fast and doesn't clump as readily as the others.
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  4. Ptaah's Heliamphora collection

    This time there will be few more plants that are appearing here for the first time. Heliamphora nutans (Kukenan Tepui) Very flat growing form of this species - growth habit which isn't amongst my favourites :) Heliamphora x [exappendiculata x ionasi] - M. Stelmach clone 3 Very nice hybrid and my first clone to reach maturity. I'm curious how big it will get. Heliamphora exappendiculata (Amuri Tepui) Typical form of exappendiculata from Amuri with atypical coloration :) You're getting some shade soon Exie, no worries! :) Heliamphora "Clash of the Titans" The hybrid which is supposed to be quite famous but I find it pretty unpopular. The parents are H. ionasi "Killer Giant 1" and H. tatei. It's not very big plant at the moment but I'm expecting a monster. Heliamphora elongata "Bubble Lid" (Karaurin Tepui) Today's highlight I believe and surely one of my favourite helis already. While I like them slender and compact, this species matches these preferences, but only in certain conditions - when it's freezing cold and windy on Tepui. Otherwise leaves are growing more freely and have slightly different shape. That means H. elongata is heterophyllous - the only Heliamphora species that does such thing :)
  5. October in the greenhouse

    Leucos + moorei = win. Congrats on amazing plans, Guillaume! :)
  6. Ptaah's Heliamphora collection

    Haha, I totally don't mind you being my groupie! :) Big thanks for the information regarding the problematic hybrid. This means I got 2 more names to it :) While I already have the descriptions of both Schach's clones, I appreciate you posting this and trying to expand my knowledge :) Below couple new pictures of clones which I believe appear in this gallery for the first time: Heliamphora huberi (Amuri Tepui) - M. Schach clone Species which I believe to be underrated by many, therefore not too popular amongst collectors. I still like it a lot, especially the clone presented here which is the best huberi clone out there in my opinion. I'm in the process of figuring out whether this and "Bonnetia forest" clone are the same thing - I'll post my thoughts and observations in coming months. As for the coloration of this plant - I'm getting close to optimum when it comes to my personal taste - green leaves with subtle veining. I'll probably try with a bit stronger light to make more pointing downwards and bigger lids. Heliamphora ionasi "Striped" Ok, I've seen them all - "Striped", "Red Striped", "Heavily Red Striped". What other names will people come up with to these ionasi? "Ultra Heavily Red Striped"? Or perhaps also add an epithet "Giant" to it? It's so trendy these days to call everything "Giant". Not sure if all mentioned names refer to the very same clone but the one I have is a very solid ionasi and surely amongst the best. Under my current light conditions whole plant has orange hue with red veining - the way I like it best. Heliamphora parva "Extremely Hairy" (Cerro Neblina) Each leaf has slightly different length and density of outer hair and the younger ones presented on both pictures are less pubescent than the older. I'm yet to figure out if light intensity plays any part in this matter. Heliamphora spec. nov. Akopan (Akopan Tepui) This guy has been sitting in the corner of a terrarium behind other big fellows, barely seen by me for months. Recent rearrangements made me remove plant for the time being and the image I saw was very unpleasant. Too bloody red! Definitely not a sight to be seen in situ where this "species" grows in shaded areas mostly. This way spec. nov. Akopan found a new home and grows side by side with H. huberi under moderate light.
  7. H. pulchella "Akopan" flowering!

    Very nice baby! Based on nectar spoons' shape and coloration I say they get decent amount of light :)
  8. Ptaah's Heliamphora collection

    Thanks Vince! After longer period of absence in terms of adding new pictures on forums, here's finally new batch: Heliamphora uncinata (Amuri Tepui) - A. Smith clone Heliamphora uncinata (Amuri Tepui) - M. Schach clone The extraordinary clone of this species and one of my 2 favourite uncinata clones. I couldn't help it - took far too many pictures of the plant, but hey, I don't get to work with such models every day! :) Heliamphora parva (Cerro Neblina) - A. Wistuba clone If anyone happens to recognize the clone number of this plant, I'll be grateful :) Heliamphora purpurascens (Ptari Tepui) - BCP clone 36/33 Very interesting clone with quite atypical nextar spoon (triangular and elevated) when it comes to this species. Heliamphora x [elongata x ionasi] x self (Tramen Tepui) /a.k.a. H. nutans (Tramen) x ionasi?/ Very old cross which I got under 2 different names. Wistuba was selling it in early 2000s (that's when I got it) as Heliamphora nutans (Tramen) x ionasi. Then, I believe it was 2-3 years ago I received Heliamphora x [elongata x ionasi] x self which happened to look the same as my old plant. I was told it's an old Wistuba clone. Certainly the "old" name is not the correct one (knowing it's a natural hybrid) as H. nutans doesn't occur anywhere near Tramen Tepui. The only possibilities are H. arenicola and H. elongata. This way I'll rather stick with the elongata x ionasi being the main name for this plant until I gain further data. Any new information on this hybrid's naming issue would be highly appreciated!
  9. Does anybody else grow bamboo

    Fargesia can get pretty tall as well. And by "compact" I rather meant clumping type od growth.
  10. Does anybody else grow bamboo

    Just like carambola said Phyllostachys requires lots od work to keep it under control. Far better bamboo are from Fargesia genera. They are compact.
  11. EEE tickets and the menu in English

    The registration is not available. Can't I buy the EEE ticket online?
  12. Photo of cultivars

  13. Ptaah's Heliamphora collection

    Thank you :) Recent cleaning and trimming made me remove some plants from terraria and allowed to reach couple Helis which I rarely give closer look. Here they are: Heliamphora huberi (Amuri Tepui) - AW clone - this little felow is with me for quite some time already, still young and relatively small. I feel though that slower growth, not very huberi-like shape of the pitchers and inner hair which with each leaf are getting longer are sign that we are dealing with a hybrid. There's probably some H. pulchella in it. Time will tell how this plant will develop. Heliamphora uncinata (Amuri Tepui) - AW clone - very pretty clone of H. uncinata, but I'm yet to see here more downward pointing nectar spoons. They will either appear with time or stay this way. If they stay like this then this would mean we deal with the hybrid with H. exappendiculata. Heliamphora nutans (Mt. Roraima) - I have this plant for couple years already and it grows slowly. Still a tiny plant. H. "Tequila" - I forgot to move it away from the sun at some point ;)
  14. Ptaah's Heliamphora collection

    This time variety of species and a single hybrid. First comes the giant clone of H. uncinata - still young plant but I simply love it already. In my opinion it's the best clone of this species in cultivation. This plant I got as a small seedling couple years ago (probably in 2013). After switching to adult leaves it looked just like my any other H. purpurascens, but the nectar spoons are getting bigger and bigger with each new leaf. I'll keep an eye on this guy - perhaps to turn into something special. Another look at the H. ionasi "3" from previous post. It looses much of its' character if you don't see those long and thick inner hair. A small update on my small seed grown H. huberi. H. heterodoxa which I have in my collection for quite some time but actually this year was the first it started to grow well. Hopefully nectar spoons will get bigger than this. Not so red at the moment, but it'll get there. This clone has been focusing on flowering since winter, with barely any new leaf growth. When this H. arenicola gets more leaves it should switch to red color. Still young and painfully slowly growing plant.
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