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Old 03-25-2014, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Piptospatha: An Aroid from Borneo

This plant was sold to me with the name - Piptospatha 'Super Blue'. Like Bucephalandra, it can be grown submerged but this particular plant is grown emersed. I would recommend it as a plant for a paludarium or vivarium.
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Very nice. It does resemble a large Bucephalandra.
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Very nice. It does resemble a large Bucephalandra.
Thanks, AaronT - you're right it is taller than most Bucephalandra and the spathe is large.
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Default Re: Piptospatha: An Aroid from Borneo

Mostly Buces develop more intense coloration submerged than emersed (similar to Crypts), I wonder if it's the same with that Piptospatha under water.
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Mostly Buces develop more intense coloration submerged than emersed (similar to Crypts), I wonder if it's the same with that Piptospatha under water.
It's a good question however this pictured Piptospatha is grown emersed. My Bucephalandra grown submerged do have intense coloration (red, orange, bluish, metallic blue, yellowish red and orange).
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The spathe pictured above had formed seeds and planted in sphagnum peat moss. The seedlings pictured here had grown for over a year now. See picture below.
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I received an email from Neil Sheih a few days ago. He asked me if the flowers of my Piptospatha are self pollinating. I don't know. However, it gave me an idea to pollinate them by rubbing the two flowers. Less than a week later, I noticed that the flowers are forming seeds.

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