The plant was obtained in the recent 'Job Lot' and planted up into 6 x 5.5cm pots (2"). It's a true miniature so this size pot is perfectly adequate for it's full life cycle.
Three of the six pots of Neohenricia sibbetii
It is often described as a monospecific genera in the books but that is because of the age of those books. There is a second, relatively recently described, species Neohenricia spicata which has larger leaves and the flowers scented of liquorice. There was one offered for sale this week but it was located in Ukraine and no phyto available so I gave that a miss.
Back to N. sibbbetti. The pot on the left (above) has old flowers evident (seed?) so that was encouraging. Then this morning I find this little chappie poking up proudly.(Top left)
I'll have to keep an eye (and nose) on this one this evening. The evening/night blooming flowers have a reputation for being highly scented of pineapple.
stevebooth: I don’t begrudge them the Sphagnum, it’s what is with it that I covet, plus they seem to totally remove the top layer and use the lower levels, I have hopefully rendered many of the pots more birdproof this afternoon.
Jun 6, 2021 21:04:52 GMT
dvg: So apparently the UK variant somehow commingled with the Indian variant to make a super love-child that's been named the Delta Strain...
Jun 9, 2021 22:48:04 GMT
dvg: Sheesh...sounds like the sequel to another bad Chuck Norris movie series
Jun 9, 2021 22:50:01 GMT
dvg: Silent Rage mighta been more fitting...it's about a mutant that refuses to die...
Jun 9, 2021 22:51:06 GMT
fredg: Hmmmm sounds more like a description of corky's pal
Jun 10, 2021 7:14:52 GMT
dvg: You'll know he's powering up when he downs a half bottle of mezcal, to claim the worm at the bottom
Jun 10, 2021 22:23:45 GMT
stevebooth: The first new outside pitcher of the year has opened today, that’s some difference to the greenhouse plants. The flowers are looking nice though.
Jun 11, 2021 7:01:40 GMT