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Author Topic: How many do you grow ?  (Read 2151 times)
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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2010, 02:49:38 »

Great photos all.

Ha! Lisa - yes indeedy, your Hawaiian sun surely brings out the best in Ho. cast.
Regards the leaves becoming the most red upon flowering; any bird/critter would be half blind to NOT find those flowers to pollinate! Notice how there are two plants flowering in that small clump I photographed at Fairchild? The flowering plant at the back has way less red on its leaves than the "star" in the middle. Any thoughts on that phenomenon anyone? I'm not sure of its orientation, sun-wise.

Re getting good colour on Ho. rosea, Rick; After growing a couple of generations over several years, and moving them around in pursuit of constant colour like Lisa's, I strongly suspect there is a relationship of temperature to colour, as well as light. Even in relatively bright light, my Ho. roseas go greener in the cooler months. Similarly, those in more shady conditions flush rosier in the warmer months. I imagine Lisa's might stay really rosy all year, without the obvious seasonal changes? I have also found that without high humidity in summer, my Ho. roseas can become sadly bleached and toasted in full sun. Maybe humidity is another contributing factor... Any other theories/observations anyone?

Matt - I love your Nifty Nev, now maybe a xQuesmea. I grow N.N. in differing light conditions around the garden. He loves growing epiphytically in very bright light to full sun, where he is very compact and turns almost completely black on maturity.

Lisa - I haven't flowered either specimen of Ho. rosea x stellata yet. I've been growing them for about 4 years. The leaves have that random mottled pattern of rosea, but are more burnt orange overall in colour. I'll take photos shortly.

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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2010, 14:23:50 »

Matt - I love your Nifty Nev, now maybe a xQuesmea. I grow N.N. in differing light conditions around the garden. He loves growing epiphytically in very bright light to full sun, where he is very compact and turns almost completely black on maturity.


Thx for the tips Kerry. The idea of N.N being completey black on maturity is something I can now strive for.
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« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2010, 04:54:50 »

Kerry,

Thanks for the growing tips also.

My Hoh. correi arojoi pups - my resident Hoh critic reckons that they might look impressive in a few years.

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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2010, 17:14:51 »

Kerry , have a look at your inermis and feel the edge of the leaf ,
Then go to antillana , spot the difference ?
Now you know what inermis means .
just got new camera and have not mastered settings yet .
some pics turned out massive.

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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2010, 10:40:35 »

The pink-bracted form of H. stellata has the cultivar name of 'Maria Valentina', named & registered in Sept. 2005 by Herman Colmenares.

See: http://botu07.bio.uu.nl/bcg/bcr/index.php
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