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Hi there, 

I would like to share some photos of my windowsill Utricularia, I hope you like them.

 

U. alpina (pictures taken yesterday)

 

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U. nelumbifolia x reniformis (the first picture was taken on February, the others on May)

 

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U. asplundii (picture from last winter)

 

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I'm glad you like them.

@Mujinamo: yup I grow them on my windowsill :)

 

Here is a recent photo of the U.alpina with almost all buds opened:

 

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It is a west facing window with direct sunlight. The humidity here in Cologne is constantly high, at the moment it is 50% in the room and 70% at the window.

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Hi OpenFire,

 

Those are fantastic photos of some wonderful plants - thanks for sharing them with us! :smile:
I'm starting to grow some Utricularia species on my office windowsill, including U.alpina - and will be delighted if they turn out half as good as yours! I've even heard of people growing U.quelchii successfully on windowsills - so if I have success with U.alpina, I may give that one a go in future. And U.asplundii too.

 

Thanks again...

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Hi Adam,

thanks for the kind words and good luck with your office experiment.

I've also heard of people growing quelchii and humboldtii successfully on windowsills. Maybe I should try with these two as well. 

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Good idea! And thanks - hopefully it will work out like yours!

I must add, my "office" is a room at home (as I mostly work from home) - and the humidity here in Wales is also high (probably similar to Cologne, maybe even higher at times). I may try Drosera adelae soon too.

I do think Utricularia in general have the nicest flowers of all the CP genera. Those U.alpina remind me a bit of some Coelogyne orchids (e.g. C.cristata) from a distance with the while + yellow colour scheme.

Anyway - I'll wait to see how successful my U.alpina is first before trying U.quelchii later.

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Hi there,

 

here a recent photo of my asplundii. Sorry for the bad picture quality, me and my DSLR Camera - we don´t understand each other..yet :)

 

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Best,

openfire

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Stunning utrics, I've got some orchidiodes utrics on my South East windowsills, a lot are just small plants at the moment, hopefully I might get some flowers from my alpina, nelumbifolia, quellchi auyan/illu tepui, time will tell.

Mark

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Hi,

I don't fertilize them. I have bearly time for them in the last few months, I just water the from time to time. Seems they like that kind of attention. However my nelumbifolia x reniformis didn't bloom this winter, but my alpina has around 10 flowerstalks already. I will upload some photos when the flowers are opened.

 

Best,

Ivan

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Where do I get a U. alpina?

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I got my alpina from a german grower two years ago. You can try at Thomas Carow or Christian Klein.

 

@carni grower: full sun kills the leaves of my alpina, they quikly turn yellow and die. You should obsevre your plants. Still, I don't know how strong the sun in Edinburgh is.

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I got my alpina from a german grower two years ago. You can try at Thomas Carow or Christian Klein.

@carni grower: full sun kills the leaves of my alpina, they quikly turn yellow and die. You should obsevre your plants. Still, I don't know how strong the sun in Edinburgh is.

@openfire I keep my alpina on a South East windowsill behind some heliamphora in the winter and in the summer I hang it from the curtain rail so it only gets a little bit of direct sun and a lot of indirect bright light. I've also got one in a West windows with much the same treatment. Yes I've also noticed rapid yellowing of leaves when in too much strong direct sunlight.

The alpina and mannii are producing flower buds as I speak and the jamesoniana is producing a flower stalk, the alpina is on a ne window, the mannii and jamesomiana are on a se bathroom windowsill, I'm very excited :D

Mark

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Hi there,

 

some new photos:

 

U. alpina enjoys the rain outside

 

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U. quelchii

 

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U. "Jitka"

 

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U. "Nüdlinger Flair", won't flower :(

 

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U. asplundii

 

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U. blanchetii

 

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And a couple of other plants staying together with the Utris on my windowsill:

 

H. heterodoxa x ionasii

 

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Roridula gorgonias

 

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P. primuliflora "Rose"

 

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P. 'El Mirador'

 

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I hope you like them.

 

Cheerse,

Ivan

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Wow, stunning plants and pics, I'm still waiting for my alpina and jamesoniana Colombia to open there flowers, looks like they're going to own soon ish. A jamesoniana amuri tepui that I received recently has nearly fully opened its flower, that it arrived with so can't brag about this one but will be my first jamesoniana flower to fully open. In my collection. Looks like the colombia clone might have smaller flower than amuri, but won't be sure until both have opened.

Mark

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