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monocotman

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hi,

a teaser for the start of the cyp season 2015.
I love the way that formosanum develops.
All those architectural pleated leaves with the promising bud nestled in the middle.
This plant has increased much more like a hybrid than a species.
There were just four shoots three years ago when acquired, about 12 last year and now up to about 26 in year three, with over 20 buds.
Maybe the reason is that the plant stays in leaf much longer than other species, from now until early November.
Macranthos must be just half that time.
Due to its running habit, most of the shoots are now round the edge of the pots,

Regards,

David
 

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Oh cool! Looking forward to seeing the flowers. My own Ctp in pot is just over 4" now and unfurling leaves. So exciting to watch. :clap:
 

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Just to add to the cyp excitement. This is my reginae alba.


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Nice reginae.
Hmmmm, the pots that I put outside and double wrapped in tarp seem to have been opened by something (someone) :mad:. Hopefully they did not freeze to death in the last snow.
 

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It is flowering now but inside. I have been playing with growing a handful of cyps "off cycle" by putting them in cold storage earlier in the year. Had some success with a Gisela and now trying it with a few others, the reginae above, an Ivory, and and Kentuckiense. We will see how it goes.
 

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new acquisitions from hengduan

Hi,
Fourth attempt at posting, but it seems to be finally sorted.
These arrived from Holger's nursery in China via Germany.
On the left - a true calcicola.
On the right - two selected forms of tibeticum.
Nice plants with good roots and large buds.
Fingers crossed that they establish well.
It is always a bit of a risk with these as they have to travel so far,
however the parents of the tibeticums are stunning so maybe the
progeny will be too,
David
 

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I was thinking of trying this species, but if it grows this large I'll just keep on admiring yours. Amazing plant!
 

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