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Forum: Plants 09-28-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By saddletramp
Just another fancy name for a very white form. ...

Just another fancy name for a very white form.
Several years ago I purchased Anubias 'Snowflake' It looks very similar.
It grows slowly. There are now three pots of it.
Bill
Forum: Tank Journals 09-16-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By saddletramp
Very nice blog you are starting. Just remember...

Very nice blog you are starting. Just remember that the rarer plants you are getting into are rare because it is more difficult to satisfy their needs or they have not been in distribution in North...
Forum: Plants 09-14-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By saddletramp
This flower stood so tall, 8", that a full shot...

This flower stood so tall, 8", that a full shot was not taken.
The actual plant was only about 2" tall and spread out about 4" across in a rosette of leaves.
The plant is not difficult to grow. It...
Forum: Plants 09-14-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By saddletramp
Javajive, if you get thing right, growing these...

Javajive, if you get thing right, growing these plants is easy. They are fairly exacting in what conditions they will thrive in. Once you get that"dialed in", they do very nicely.
However, you...
Forum: Plants 09-13-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By saddletramp
Flower photo Crypt. villosa 'Sumatra'

This Crypt has a very exotic flower.
It stands about 8" tall.
The plant requires quite acidic conditions to prosper and bloom.

Bill
Forum: Plants 09-13-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By saddletramp
Rare Crypt flower x timahensis

Crypt x timahensis is rather rare in cultivation. It likes an emersed blackwater set up with a low pH and lots of dissolved organic substances that gives a brownish tint to the water.
Hope you...
Forum: Plants 08-20-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By saddletramp
Your plant is A. ulvaceum. It blooms easily and...

Your plant is A. ulvaceum. It blooms easily and has such beautiful foliage.

If you have two plants bloom at the same time, you can pollinate them and produce new plants from the seeds.

It is...
Forum: Plants 08-20-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By saddletramp
I keep many species / varieties of rare Crypts...

I keep many species / varieties of rare Crypts mostly emersed. The light intensity is quite high. I have never had a new plant melt from this high light intensity.
That is all I can tell you. ...
Forum: Plants 07-21-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By saddletramp
Which purple Buc is in the picture? Have never...

Which purple Buc is in the picture? Have never seen one like that before.
Bill
Forum: Plants 06-23-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,686
Posted By saddletramp
Maybe they will be large enough next year. They...

Maybe they will be large enough next year. They won't be cheap if any are offered.

I might just keep a colony of them.

Hard to say at this time.

Bill
Forum: Plants 06-22-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,686
Posted By saddletramp
Well, it was the plant, not me! It is a...

Well, it was the plant, not me!

It is a superb cultivar. I have seen Anubias 'Snowflake' specimens that are not nearly as pure white inhe leaves as this one. However, they are call...
Forum: Plants 06-22-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,686
Posted By saddletramp
Recent photos of new plantlets

These photos show the new plantlets that have developed as thwe result of cutting the rhizome in two places.

I believe there are at least six plant now!!

The divisions have worked well. Thanks...
Forum: Plants 06-06-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By saddletramp
If they are all balansae, that is one thing. Are...

If they are all balansae, that is one thing. Are there other Crypts?

What other plants are you growing and how are they doing?

Bill
Forum: Plants 06-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By saddletramp
Different Crypts like different conditions. They...

Different Crypts like different conditions. They kind of fall into several requirement categories.
You do not state which Crypts are in the 220 and how each specie is doing. That might help someone...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By saddletramp
I hope this is not a stupid question but.......if...

I hope this is not a stupid question but.......if this product is so great, why would one need a really expensive regulator for dosing CO2?

It looks like it is all one would need. Is a simple,...
Forum: Plants 05-31-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,686
Posted By saddletramp
Zapins, thanks for the info and kind comments. ...

Zapins, thanks for the info and kind comments.

Your comments regarding chlorophyll being visible in the rhizome and none in the leaves is the reason it is grown here under very high light.

The...
Forum: Plants 05-29-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,686
Posted By saddletramp
Ooops, I think I previously posted this photo. ...

Ooops, I think I previously posted this photo. Sorry.

An updated photo will be posted soon.

Bill
Forum: Plants 05-29-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,686
Posted By saddletramp
Update photo of new plantlets!!

Look just right of the plant tag and down near the bottom of the plant. This photo you see the developing plantlets. It shows that cutting the rhizome successfully produced offshoots.

The...
Forum: Plants 05-10-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,686
Posted By saddletramp
New Anubias 'Snowflake' photo of plantlets developing

The attached photo shows two plantlets developing on the end of the rhizome, if one looks closely.

A little to the right of those two, a third one is developing on the rhizome. It shows itself as...
Forum: Plants 04-28-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,185
Posted By saddletramp
Gordon Richards

Gordon Richards
Forum: Plants 04-26-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,686
Posted By saddletramp
The plant is in about 90% humidity in a closed...

The plant is in about 90% humidity in a closed fish tank.

The roots, like those of a mangrove, hold the rhizome off the substrate as it grows along.

Having little chlorophyll, it is a slow...
Forum: Plants 04-26-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,686
Posted By saddletramp
Oh yes, we sure enjoyed being down in your neck...

Oh yes, we sure enjoyed being down in your neck of the woods!!

The music and food at French Quarter Festival was superb (see photo). wish we could have gotten together.

Bill
Forum: Fish 04-25-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By saddletramp
Over my many years, rarely are clown loaches that...

Over my many years, rarely are clown loaches that big ever offered for sale. I have seen the bigger than that, though - maybe a foot long or so.
I bet a shop would get at least $75 for one that...
Forum: Plants 04-25-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,686
Posted By saddletramp
I am wondering when I can cut the front portion...

I am wondering when I can cut the front portion again. Anyone have any suggestion as to when it can be done?

Thanks in advance, Bill
Forum: Plants 04-24-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,686
Posted By saddletramp
The stem has now been cut two weeks +. ...

The stem has now been cut two weeks +.

Attached is a photo trying to show where two new buds are starting to grow at the tip of the rhizome where it was cut. look right past the tip of the finger...
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