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About philipotamus

  • Birthday 05/16/1994

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    St. Albans, UK
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    Heliamphora, Sarracenia, Cephalotus, Darlingtonia, Nepenthes<br />(the pitcher plants!)
  1. I also have an albomarginata that has funny little stelate hairs on it all over the leaves and on the pitchers, so I wouldn't get too worried as my plant has had them for a long time and is still healthy! Unsightly is not what I would call this condition, just in need of a shave!
  2. Hopefully this will clarify; the yellow's are the 'flava' style pitchers that are still alive and the blue the leucophylla. Also the other problem will that theory would be why did it take is why it took so long for one rhizome to wake up and the other one had long been producing pitchers... Thanks for the thought but still not at the bottom of this. Phil
  3. No, it came as a rhizome wrapped in sphagnum. I divided it into two pots and this is one product and the other one hasn't grown at all (whilst still being alive).
  4. Okay, I have got some photos. Awww, it's a leucophylla. What is this doing on the plant if it is a leucophylla, there were about 6 of them and they are now dying off (hence the yellow-brown tinge). This is the rhizome of the plant, both pitchers are one the large bulb as pictured but there are still non-leucophylla pitchers on the new rhizome that is forming to the top of the picture. Any comments would be helpful, as I have no idea what is going on with this plant! As far as I can tell there are few morphological similarities between pitchers; the 'flava' pitcher has been slightly yellow since it first produced pitchers, with heavy red veins. These charactoristics are quite obviously not held by the 'leucophylla' pitcher, which has no red veins present. Even the lid shape is different! Has anyone come across this before? It could be a response to stress from when it was sent to me... can't think what else could cause this... Phil
  5. I'll get some photos after I come back from the weekend, as far as I am aware it looks to me like the pitchers come from the same plant. It would be a little odd if there were two plants that it has taken the leucophylla nearly 2 years to reawaken! Thanks Phil
  6. Hello all, I am not a big sarracenia grower but last year I aquired a leucophylla and it has since produced pitchers looking like some sort of flava (so I thought it had been mislabelled). However now it has produced the classic white pitcher I am a little confused! Firstly is it normal!?! And secondly if it is normal why does no-one mention it at all when I try to find info. on leucophylla? Thanks a lot, Phil
  7. Great photos! As for pic one, it looks like a tuberous root (nepenthes); I have only encountered it before in smilesii and kerrii though I am sure there are others out there! Wish my neps were like that... Thanks for sharing.
  8. Hi all, I have had this ionasii for a while and it hasn't grown up (or left home!), the pitchers are about 8cm long but are still juvenile. To my irritation I have seen lots of other species of helimaphora with adult pitchers smaller than these juvenile ones (and I do know how large this species is supposed to get) and it made me wonder about when these plants will form adult pitchers. The plant looks perfectly healthy with many rosettes forming off the side of the bundle (!). Any knowledge would be helpful, Phil
  9. Does anyone know when the Kew visit will be happening this year? Thanks, Phil
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    Hi all, I have always been told that tap water won't do and I wondered why? I have looked around and found that you can do it every so often in an emergency and that they won't mind too much, but why does it matter if I water carnivorous plants, especially my dionaea with tap water? The next question is how come other carnivores such as nepenthes can stand tap water? Are there any tap water resistant dionaea? Thanks a lot, Phil
  11. The inside of a sarracenia alata x flava copper lid
  12. I was just wondering which sarracenia is the tallest, I would assume it is the sarracenia alata. Is this true? Thanks
  13. I haven't seen any heliamphora seedlings around either, I hear they are hard to come by except if you have many heliamphora. Well done, I hope the plants prosper!
  14. By intermediate do you mean that it is an abnormal leaf type that appears before the growing season? It is good to know that its not just me who has the strange leaves... Thanks
  15. Hi, I am not a very experienced cephalotus grower and i got my first one last septembre. It has since then develpoed 3 types of leaf; a carnivorous type, a small oval shaped leaf and a large 'square' shaped leaf (it has a oval sort of shape then it curls tightly under itself making a flat side) Is this normal??? Thanks