Something you don't see every day - Cryptopus paniculatus

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Tony, never seen such a flower before 👌 ........and you forgot to answer the question of its origin pre-emtively......but we have search engines......Madagascar.
 

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It's an incredibly sensitive plant that can dehydrate and die in a matter of hours. Just shipping it priority overnight made it lose half its roots. #Cryptothallis lol
 

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I like it! Thanks for sharing it. I would have species like that if I we willing to do the heat.
 

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Triffids are lose!!! This probably the most interesting flower I've ever seen.
 

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I'll take a pic of the whole plant tomorrow. Sang for a funeral this morning, then found out another friend died as well. Not a great day.
 

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I'll take a pic of the whole plant tomorrow. Sang for a funeral this morning, then found out another friend died as well. Not a great day.
Oh no. So very sorry for your losses. Never enough time for loving. Be kind to you.
 

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My growspace is in the basement, 6mil plastic attached to 2x4 framing, 1in thick foam insulation between the boards, lit by 400w metal halides, and there's a little space heater fan in there.
 

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I love this genus - but I have found them (elatus and dissectus) to be really "twig" epiphytes. As it is warm enough in Durban, I set them free in a couple of azalea bushes where they rambled from twig to twig. I have never had success in the greenhouse or when placed on a "branch" or even on the truck of a tree fern.

PS - Make sure you have your glasses on when you prune your azalea ;-) I managed to decapitate a few.

JL
 

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I love this genus - but I have found them (elatus and dissectus) to be really "twig" epiphytes. As it is warm enough in Durban, I set them free in a couple of azalea bushes where they rambled from twig to twig. I have never had success in the greenhouse or when placed on a "branch" or even on the truck of a tree fern.

PS - Make sure you have your glasses on when you prune your azalea ;-) I managed to decapitate a few.

JL

I'd do evil things for a dissectus!
 
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