Friday, January 20, 2017

My Drosera tomentosa is blooming

There's a lovely surprise in the collection right now.

Drosear tomentosa.
Between the fuzzy stalk and the chubby leaves it's much too cute.
It's Drosera tomentosa! This is an adorable little sundew from South America with fuzzy little flower stalk. The cuteness of this flower stalk was so overwhelming that it spurred me to make a post. So uh, here are some other plants around the collection.

Drosera barbigera
Drosera barbigera looks the best of any of the pygmies right now.
Drosera zigzagia
Drosera zigzagia came back even though I didn't give it a proper dry dormancy.
Byblis liniflora
This one is actually Byblis liniflora, for sure.
Pinguicula esseriana
Pinguicula esseriana is cute, but really slow-growing.
Pinguicula hemiepiphytica
I love the faint venation on this Pinguicula hemiepiphytica.
Utricularia sandersonii blue form
Finally got some new flowers on my Utricularia sandersonii blue form.
Of course, most of the plants I deal with now are in the greenhouses at work. They're also cool!

Utricularia nelumbifolia flower.
Our Utricularia nelumbifolia has bloomed! Funny eyeball flowers.
Nepenthes sumatrana
Nepenthes sumatrana is very cute. Love that stripey peristome.
Nepenthes (ventricosa × sibuyanensis) × merrilliana
This Nepenthes (ventricosa × sibuyanensis) × merrilliana has hilarious proportions.
Nepenthes ×tiveyi "Red Queen"
A wonderful pitcher on Nepenthes ×tiveyi "Red Queen". This is probably the best N. ×tiveyi.
Nepenthes spathulata × jacquelineae
This is our select clone of Nepenthes spathulata × jacquelineae. You can probably see why.
And just think, this whole blog post was because of that one little sundew.