It's been a long time but here are some updates. The flowering season is starting and I've got a bunch of newly opened spaeth's to show. I finally got a spaeth on a plant that I've had for over 2 years and could never identify.
Anubias 'Gasser' flower
I had always questioned the identity of this plant. It was unlike any of the other species I had. I got it with a bunch of rhizomes of C. parva. It was tiny for so long. Eventually it became pretty massive. It's been at least 2 flower seasons without any but finally it bloomed. Luckily I checked that setup because ironically I never check it. I went in there to package up some C. ciliata and was pleasantly surprised. My guess is a C. wendtii species.
Here are pics of the leaves
Here is a pic of it back on 11/21/10, it's in the back
C. beckettii, this flower is sometimes yellow, sometimes yellowish green. I had noticed it 2 days ago. Funny how much happens in 1 day. First pic is yesterday and then the flower is today.
C. undulata, this species comes from Florida Aquatic. I have another species of C. undulata too.
At it's best C. undulata looks like this
Here is that other species of C. undulata. I rarely get flowers from this species. The intensity of the coloring is un comparable to the other species of C. undulata.
Here is a species of what I believe to be C. wendtii, It's been 2 years and no flower yet. During flowering season it gets very colorful so I'm waiting for that to happen.
Here are some pics of the crypts I grew from the seeds I got.
C. beckettii seeds
C. pondederiifoila, I didnt get any flowers last season so I'm hoping for a good season they are looking pretty good right now.
I haven't done this before but I got 2 monster pots and I'm curious to see how much they can grow in the next year having so much space to really take off compared to the mini 3" pots I use
C. willisi x lucens
C. wendtii 'green gecko'
This pot is really interesting, I started it out as 2 Anubias 'Gasser' I had gotten them from a fellow APC member a few years back. They did pretty good in my tank but then they got too big so I converted them to emersed. They did pretty good but when I split them in half they kinda never grew much in the next year. I had a few daughter plants over the next few months but the parent rhizomes never did much. I've had them in that pot for over 2-3 years now and they have never grown in length but they keep sending out daughter plants. I've easily clipped 40 off of the 2 parent rhizomes. I threw a bunch of anubias nana petite in there as well. Also I threw in a c. beckettii about a year or so back. That has really livened up the pot. It is home to a family of 5+ baby frogs. I think of them as the pets I have that I don't feed.
Sometimes I get unwanted pests, Here is the damage a caterpillar can do. If you let them go for a few days they can easily damage an entire pot. This guy was maybe in there for a day or 2.