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Plant of the Month December 2023

  • Thread starter thez_yo
  • Start date

Vote for the top 3 best!

  • Rocketgirl - N. jamban

    Votes: 3 60.0%
  • moon-ring-1983 - N. ampullaria

    Votes: 3 60.0%
  • andynorth1962 - D. californica

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • adnedarn - H. heterodoxa x minor

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • hcarlton - H. 'Red Mambo'

    Votes: 1 20.0%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


1. Only ONE (1) Plant per member may be entered in any particular month. This means one Nep vine, one Sarr Rhizome, one pygmy dew etc.
2. All pictures must be taken in the month of entry into the contest.
3. All entries must be clearly identified.
4. Entries are restricted to cultivated plants.
5. Contestants may post as many times and as many pictures of their entry as they like until contest closing on 12/31/23
6. Sequential pictures showing opening of a pitcher, unfurling of a leaf etc. are fine as long as all pictures are taken within the month of the contest.
7. If, for some reason, a single pitcher/plant/whatnot cannot be isolated and a group shot is necessary, then the particular pitcher/plant/whatnot entered must be clearly identified in your post.
8. Plant must have been grown by owner at least six months prior to photo, or sprouted from seed by the owner.
9. I didn't like this rule. You can keep entering the same thing month after month and if people still like it without getting sick of it, so be it.
10. Times of Contest and Poll openings and closings are to be understood as EST.
11. Judging by forum members and guests in a poll opening on 01/01/24, closing 01/05/24 and using this forum in this thread! Voting will appear at the top of the thread at the close of the contest entries.

** Please remember to clearly identify your entry!!**

Contest will be closed on December 31st 2023 at 5:00PM EST

Good Luck!
Too many rules. I'm out. What's with number 8?
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Nepenthes jamban.


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Probably to make sure the plant was actually grown by the submitter for a reasonable time and not one that was simply recently purchased.
I did not know you were also on this forum. Been here long?
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Probably to make sure the plant was actually grown by the submitter for a reasonable time and not one that was simply recently purchased.
Yea, I guess that leaves me out for a bit. I only started in this hobby A couple years ago and killed off pretty much all but a couple that are in fridge that I am hoping to recover. My Cobra Lily is the oldest plant I have, bought in April of 2023. All my other plants, although kicking butt, were bought after May of 2023. Not much time there with only one month over and most of them having been bought within the last 4 months or so.
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Only 2 entries? What's the prize? I might enter my cobra lily.
  • #11
I have been growing since April.
EDIT: Darlingtonia Californica, AKA Cobra Lily, Purchased April 2023 from Bugbitingplants.com


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I like that second part most!!
This H. heterodoxa x minor from @Werdna (he got from calicarn) is such an easy plant to grow! Although he suspects it is H. heterodoxa with ionasi and maybe others.
This time around I decided to let it flower but have been cutting off the flowers and leaving the Bract-pitchers so I could feed them. I recently up potted it. I should have went bigger. 🤣

  • #18
What, for lack of understanding is Genus?
In standard biological naming, the genus is the first of two names a species has, such as Darlingtonia californica. Genus is always capitalized and is followed by the species name, usually. In this case the species is californica. Most genera (plural for genus) have more than one species but in this case there is only the one.