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Old 04-11-2021, 06:48 AM   #61 (permalink)
 
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My Praying Hands has recovered very nicely and it's starting to pick up speed!
Even my Orinocos in the back need to catch up!

Ok Valor X.. I have to root for you now.. everybody loves an underdo..pup. Get that thing growing!!! You a have a competition to win!!
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Old 04-12-2021, 07:38 PM   #62 (permalink)
 
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Ok Valor X.. I have to root for you now.. everybody loves an underdo..pup. Get that thing growing!!! You a have a competition to win!!


Fair enough

I was the underdpup several months ago
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Sorry X, I didn’t see you had replied. You’re plant looks like it’s recovering well!
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Get some wood chips on that sucker!
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Here is an update on mine... recovered from winter and is starting to pull away.







About five foot pstem, tip of leaf is around ten feet? I dunno, haven’t measured it..
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BBJ,

I think that pup is a major drag on the main plants growth. In order to win the contest you probably need to jettison that fine looking anchor...(hint, hint).
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I think that pup is a major drag on the main plants growth. In order to win the contest you probably need to jettison that fine looking anchor...(hint, hint).
Don't help him... Help ME!

Here's mine right now, p-stem is around 3' and the top of the leaf is just under 6ft (Fence is 6ft')

My Orinoco already caught up even with a bunch of pups, but the P Hands has more girth on the stem. (Orinoco on the right)

Other than that my P Hands is looking VERY healthy so I'm happy



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Don't help him... Help ME!

Here's mine right now, p-stem is around 3' and the top of the leaf is just under 6ft (Fence is 6ft')

My Orinoco already caught up even with a bunch of pups, but the P Hands has more girth on the stem. (Orinoco on the right)

Other than that my P Hands is looking VERY healthy so I'm happy
Haha. Your plants look great.

There have been a number of storms with strong wind in my area so most of my plants have shredded leaves. Sad.
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Old 05-14-2021, 12:44 PM   #69 (permalink)
 
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My P Hands is only just catching up with its first pup!
The tiny thing barely caught my eye
But at least I know the corm is happy!

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Praying Hands....


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Old 05-29-2021, 09:21 AM   #71 (permalink)
 
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WOW! Looking great!! Mine has been growing some huge leaves as well
Looks like you've been having tons of wind too!
All my nanners are also shredded
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Well since you posted an update today, I might as well do the same
Here it is with the newest leaf, it might not be as big as the one you just posted... but for the size of my plant it's still pretty huge



Also that tiny pup that emerged 2 weeks ago turned out to be a very nice sword pup!!!

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Looking good! That sword sucker looks nice as well!
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Haven't seen an update from BBJ in a while so I guess I'll post one

The main plant is pushing out some huge monster leaves but isn't growing vertically as much as my Orinoco's are.
I suspect this 1st generation mother plant won't grow that tall compared to the following pups.

The tiny pup from my last posts got THICC and is growing like crazy.
Also another sister pup came out recently and it's also looking PHAT
Definitely a very healthy corm growing under there so I'm happy

They're for sure drawing a lot of energy but I'm going to leave them on because ultimately my goal is to get a nice healthy mat established.



The 1st pup nearly has half the girth as the mother plant



Here is another look at the pup from the side



Next to my Orinoco Mat

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Gorgeous plants. My praying hands is growing pretty good but nothing like that yet. Not bad though considering it is (was) a tissue culture.
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Looking good guys!
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Old 07-23-2021, 04:01 PM   #77 (permalink)
 
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Thar she blows!!!!









Pstem is 10’. Had some wind that snapped off half a leaf and shredded all the rest, but..... thar she blows! Lol

Very excited to see these guys, and of course taste them. I don’t think I have ever seen these in person.



Valor X, your plant looks great! You had some setbacks but you pulled through. Great job bro!



*Note*: the contest isn’t over yet. The flower has to fully emerge. But even after we finish the contest I think we will continue to update the thread as our plants mature into full-blown mats.
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Wow!! Congrats!!
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Wow! I wasnt expecting that just yet! I guess the absence of trash talking on this thread of late lulled me into thinking the plants werent growing as fast as we hoped! Great job both of you! Valor X yours must not be far behind!
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