Merry Christmas TPT! Here's a quick picture update.
Colmanara Wildcat "Bobcat" in all it's glory
A forming spathe on Cryptocoryne sp. "JP0501", one of my rarer species
I also have another flower bud growing up on my Paphiopedilum orchid, and hopefully this one will fully bloom and not poop out like the last one .
Some of you may have seen my WTB thread in the SnS. Last summer I grew a few aquatic species emersed, outdoors, and in full sun and they did phenomenal and had lots of blooms. Following that success, I got the itch to try more species in the same way for next year, so I've started an emersed grow-out experiment. I'm going to be collecting a number of the more uncommon species in the hobby (especially ones that don't have a true species name yet) and try to get them to flower, partly to appease my collectoritis that I've been ignoring for so long, and partly because I'd love to be able to help in fully ID'ing some of the more dubious species in the hobby. I have a 20 long set up now to convert the plants into emersed form and I'm going to slowly harden them off high humidity so they'll grow well with no extra protection by next summer.
This plant looks so much like Cryptocoryne scurillis that it hurts. The only difference I can see is that the styles are much shorter than the pics of C. scurillis on Jan's website. I wouldn't be surprised if this plant is eventually discovered to be a different locality of C. scurillis.
While I'm on the subject of Aroids, my first tuberous species bloomed for me a few days ago. This is Amorphophallus atroviridis "Midnight".
Quick update. A few of the tuberous Aroids are starting to wake up for spring. I just potted up 6 or 7 different species. I also have an Arisaema consanguineaum spiking up pretty well now. Warm weather really needs to hurry up and get here already.
And just so I can make this update worth it, here's some Cryptanthus "Red Satin" flower for y'all.
Hey your pics are not showing up. Btw, I am planning to get some rare crypts from a guy in s'pore later in summer. Want to check what you have before that and get the others after that. I'll let you know what he can give and if you want any of those we can group buy.
Waiting for summer to come see your plants in bloom.