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    Thread: N. thermarum and Friends

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      N. thermarum and Friends

      In August ( ? ) I was gifted an N. thermarum plant by a dear friend and it finally bloomed above the waterline on a day I was there to photograph it. The first is an overview in a 6" pot and the second a close up of the bloom. The " friends" are a nice blue with red speckled pads I named 'Blubop' and the other two attractive, but unnamed volunteers. With no rain for weeks. the ponds are low so the blooms are a tilt. But it is late October and the start of the dry season here. The tubers that sprouted the lilies survived weeks, if not months, of dry conditions and still managed to power through. Does that make these tropicals "hardy" lilies? < g >
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      Wow! Pretty Hardy! The speckled leaves are nice! Nice "Volunteers" too!
      Congrats on the N. thermarum!
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      It has been sweatpants weather the last few mornings and the neotropical night bloomer N. prolifera had not fully closed. To me the bloom is reminiscent of a Victoria, albeit smaller....also a neotropical night bloomer. Maybe some convergent evolution going on out there in the swamps. < g <
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