User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: P. lusitanica

  1. #1
    Always a newbie glider14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    3,956
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Question P. lusitanica

    is slowwwwwwwwwwwww it germinated about a month ago and has the cotelydons and 2 normal leaves. any idea to why it is like this? i though it would be a much faster grower than this!!!!!!
    Alex
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

  2. #2
    Always a newbie glider14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    3,956
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    no one? at this rate i wouldnt be surprised that it would last more than a year!
    Alex
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

  3. #3
    Moderator Joseph Clemens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    2,539
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nutrients and light. Like most plants it will not grow without sufficient nutrients.
    Joseph Clemens
    Tucson, Arizona, U S A

  4. #4
    Always a newbie glider14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    3,956
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    its growing in the same mix my other pings do... maby its to many nutrients. the mix has vermiculite and is for mexican pings. whats the best medium to put it in?
    Alex
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

  5. #5
    Meaven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    211
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    whats the temp you are growing in? that has affected the growth of my young pings dramatically this winter.

    i pot half of my esseriana cuttings in milled LFS, and half in pure vermiculite. the LFS cuttings grew nearly 4x faster then those in vermiculite.

    i think it has something to do with they way they were able to actually take root in the LFS. but thats just my amature speculation.
    if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.

  6. #6
    Always a newbie glider14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    3,956
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    temps are around 60 at night and 70-75 in the day.
    Alex
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

  7. #7
    Moderator Joseph Clemens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    2,539
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by glider14 View Post
    its growing in the same mix my other pings do... maby its to many nutrients. the mix has vermiculite and is for mexican pings. whats the best medium to put it in?
    Alex
    Vermiculite ≠ nutrients. Vermiculite = no nutrients. Zero nitrogen, zero phosphorus, and zero potassium.

    My understanding is that 100% sphagnum peat moss is good, also this can be mixed with a little coarse silica sand, or perlite. Depends on your growing conditions and experience. I am growing mine in many different media mixtures, with varied success, but I am a chronic tinkerer. My tinkering shows that they grow better the more percent of plain peat moss in the media. I also mist my small plants and the surface of the media near them with a light spray of a 40 ppm solution of "Peters Professional 20-20-20 with micronutrients" and light them with cool white fluorescent shoplights.
    Joseph Clemens
    Tucson, Arizona, U S A

  8. #8
    Always a newbie glider14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    3,956
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yes. i transplanted it into some peat moss. ill give an update if i see any major progress.
    Alex
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •