An exciting cross combining two interesting pitcher shapes and the woody texture of lowii!
Tiny basal potted up! October 2020
Bagged and crossing fingers for quick rooting! October 2020
What a dreamy hybrid by Exotica Plants! Lowii typically gives its interesting shapes and woody texture to its crosses, while campanulata ensure a wide mouth opening. There seems to be some variation within this grex and I am curious to see what colors and shapes this little basal ends up developing!
I obtained my unrooted basal from Matt Velasquez in October 2020. This was my first time receiving unrooted cuttings in the mail and I was very nervous! I carefully wrapped the cut end with the lovely live sphagnum Matt included and set it into a very airy mixture of 50% long fibered sphagnum and 50% of coco-chips and perlite. This airy mixture and the net pot are particularly important because this is a lowii hybrid! I bagged it and placed it close under the artificial lights - high humidity, high light, and warm temperatures all help cuttings strike faster. I have had nearly 100% success with this method on my own fresh cuttings - crossing fingers it works on an unrooted basal!
Update November 2020
Basal has rooted! Only 4 weeks after arrival and we have a new leaf and several new pitchers starting to inflate!
Update December 2020
So cute and tiny!
Wow a pitcher on every leaf!
This little guy looks fantastic! A tiny pitcher on every leaf! The pitchers have a wonderful deep read and already have the wide mouth pitcher opening characteristic of campanulata hybrids. The slightly domed lid is interesting and I wonder if this will continue as the plant matures.
Wow 3rd pitcher in one month! Sphagnum moss top dressing is starting to over grow this tiny plant
Sphagnum moss trimmed!
Current Growing Conditions: Warm Intermediate Terrarium Light: ~170 PPFD or 9730 Lux under 4000K LED shoplights Humidity: ~90% night and 67% day Temperature: ~68F night and 85F day Water: Moist but not wet Potting Mix: 50% long fibered sphagnum 50% perlite/coco-chips Fertilizer:MaxSea (1/4 tsp/gallon) every other week into pitchers Additional Notes: Rooted very quickly and starting to produce new pitchers!