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Piptospatha sp 'Super Blue'

An ideal plant for a paludarium or vivarium, Piptospatha has a beautiful spathe and leaf. According to Peter C. Boyce, who is an honorary director at the International Aroid Society - this plant is a new species. http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Peter-Boyce/4832707 It might get a scientific name - Piptospatha sp crispinoae.
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gorgeous plant! How does this one propagate? does it have a rhizome?

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That last photo in particular is quite stunning, Cris. Great detail.
A beautiful plant indeed!
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gorgeous plant! How does this one propagate? does it have a rhizome?
Thanks for the compliment. I have this plant for over a year and it hasn't formed a baby/rhizome. In the wild, it propagates by spreading its seeds through water splashes on the spathe and water current. The old spathe (it looks like a cup) have seeds that are beginning to germinate.
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That last photo in particular is quite stunning, Cris. Great detail.
A beautiful plant indeed!
Many thanks, it's a great compliment coming from Philip who has grown many rare and gorgeous plants including aroids.


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Amazing! Once the spathe goes up did you do anything specific to pollinate it? or did it pollinate itself?

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Amazing! Once the spathe goes up did you do anything specific to pollinate it? or did it pollinate itself?
There are some tiny flies in the tank, I hate them but if they pollinate the Piptospatha they can stay.


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There are some tiny flies in the tank, I hate them but if they pollinate the Piptospatha they can stay.

thats how someone i know pollinates crypts. he releases fungus gnats/fruit flies into a flat. in my old setup i had fungus gnats pollinating my plants...
does this mean you had two mature plants flowering at the same time? or was it self pollination?


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thats how someone i know pollinates crypts. he releases fungus gnats/fruit flies into a flat. in my old setup i had fungus gnats pollinating my plants...
does this mean you had two mature plants flowering at the same time? or was it self pollination?


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You're right, those are fungus gnats (I forgot the name of that ugly bug). I have had two mature flowers at the same time from one plant.


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