Posted 31 August 2007 - 21:13 PM
This is some shots of my Catopsis berteroniana. I only grow this species since the beginning of the year but still, it has surprised me with the steadiness of its growth. The plant has doubled in size and is currently developing a flower scape.
I grow this tank bromeliad as an epiphyte in one of my highland terrarium. Set at a 10 cm distance from the tubes, it receives, just like all my highland Nepenthes a diluted orchid fertilizer foliar spray once a month. The plant starts to adorn that fluorescent robe typical of the wild plants. How nice... :
Here's my plant in its terrarium:
And here, in the terrace, bathing in the sunlight of an ending afternoon :
Posted 01 September 2007 - 11:30 AM
This species grows in the heat and humidity of South Florida. I have never tried to grow it in highland conditions.
I have grown many plants of this species from seed, produced by a single plant. I hope you can get your plant pollenated.
The inflorescence gets quite long, so it may be difficult under artificial lighting.
Thank you for sharing!
Posted 02 September 2007 - 11:57 AM
I will give it another try quite soon though. Sundews are fantastic plants.
About the Catopsis, i hope to grow it from seeds too. I've read that Catopsis could be found at locations as high as 2000m (the species can be found between sea level and 2000 m). Because the specimen i was given was grown in a highland greenhouse, i placed it in a highland terrarium. I would sure appreciate to place one of these bromeliads in my lowland tank.
Yes, the flower scape is a bit problematic. I think i will place my Catopsis in a windowsill and put it back in the terrarium (after a few months) when the flowers will have vanished.
Posted 02 September 2007 - 19:44 PM
that´s a great Catopsis! I like the colour of your plant very much.
Congratulations to your success!
Veuillez croire, Monsieur, à nos sentiments respectueux
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 16:37 PM
I suppose the plants are grown under warm conditions as they are in your living-room?
Posted 03 January 2008 - 16:44 PM
Happy new year Amar! I received it as a small plant from Lorenz Buetschi (Switzerland) about 1988, so it is more than 20 years old.
Happy new year to you too Siggi. :)
I'm just jealous. .
Posted 03 January 2008 - 17:38 PM
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 19:13 PM
how about these ? They are about 2 years old and I have grown them from seed !
Posted 15 January 2008 - 19:26 PM
Posted 15 January 2008 - 23:45 PM
really nice plants.
It seems to be a fast grower, only in 2 years so big, not bad.
I also would like to grow such a plant, but for my sadness i don´t have the space for such a big plant.
Posted 16 January 2008 - 15:48 PM