Superthrive and P. cyclosecta

Don Burden (
Fri, 18 Mar 94 21:22 EST

Someone listed the ingredients of Superthrive a few days ago.
Hormex liquid is nearly the same and is cheaper:
.25% B1 (Thiamin Hydrochloride)
.24% 1-Napthalene acetic acid
.013% 3-Indolebutyric acid
Green Nepenthes stem cuttings will root well if the bottom of the cuttings
are soaked in the undiluted liquid for one minute.
Hormex also makes rooting hormone powder.
I've been trying to root Nepenthes leafless woody stem sections without
luck. Using Hormex #45 (4.5% Indole 3-Butric acid) rooting powder, roots
grew well and the dormant bud swelled and turned green but it died
soon after. I got better leaf growth from the bud but no roots if a lower
concentrate rooting compound is used.

My P. cyclosecta flower is fully developed. Here's a description:
Pedicil is slightly glandular but not noticable unless in strong light.
>From the side-view, the flower measures 1.7 cm in length. Spur is 5 mm.
Corolla tube is 1 cm.
>From the front-view, flower is 11 mm. in diameter, petals making a nearly
perfect circle with all petals uniformly identical. Petals are white with
light lavendar veining throughout the whole petal, and are rectangular
with the short axis along the radius - 5 mm. x 3 mm. There is a dark purple
blotch inside the corolla tube, the color concentrated on the top,
and with course short hairs on the lower inside part of the corolla tube.

Don Burden
New Albany, Indiana, USA