Nepenthes ‘Red Leopard’

Monday, 27 March 2017
Nepenthes 'Red Leopard' (N. ventricosa x maxima), cutting 1, smiling at its own reflection

Nepenthes ‘Red Leopard’ (N. ventricosa x maxima) cutting 1, smiling at its own reflection

This one’s a curious beast: a plant and its scions with so much variability in the pitchers — and similarities too!

Cutting 2

Nepenthes ‘Red Leopard’ (N. ventricosa x maxima) upper pitcher, cutting 2

The cuttings are actually fully established now, and between 1 and 2 years old.

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A mystery Nepenthes #3: Finale

Sunday, 26 March 2017
Mystery nepenthes

Mystery nepenthes

The pitcher is now fully mature, I think. Is it not pretty?

There is a layer of very short, fine hair on the lid.

There is a layer of very short, fine hair on the lid.

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A mystery Nepenthes #2: Opening day

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Mystery Nepenthes

Mystery Nepenthes

Twenty-four hours ago the mystery Nepenthes was still keeping its lid resolutely shut. Did it grow a little between the first photo session and Monday’s observation? Possiblemaybeperhaps.

 

Then it popped in the night.

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A mystery Nepenthes

Saturday, 18 March 2017
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Front of pitcher

A friend gave me this Nepenthes hybrid one or two years ago, when it was much smaller. I put it under a shelf in the shadehouse — there was nowhere else to move it to — until last December, when it got a repot (sphagnum moss peat and perlite) and a brighter growing area. There were no pitchers at the time.

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“Plants With Bite” 2012, Mount Tomah

Monday, 14 May 2012

Cephalotus follicularis

This year’s Plants With Bite show at Mount Tomah took place, if I remember correctly, in the first two weeks of March.

The lovely four-year-old seed-grown Cephalotus follicularis above was sold within half an hour of being put on display. I should know; I bought it.

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Carnivorous plants in macro

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Cephalotus follicularis

These are the first few pictures taken with my new Sigma 50mm macro lens. Hooray!

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Winter and the carnivorous plant

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Back in September I posted some photos of pollinated Sarracenia flava flowers.

The seed capsules have now ripened and split; the contents are ready for harvest.

Ripened seed capsule of Sarracenia flava

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