Your plant looks like a tissue cultured N. ampullaria, prefers light shading, warm lowland temperatures, and consistently moist (though not wet) medium.
Cindy's has provided good advice. If your plant suffers root rot, it will die. You are not alone, all of us (I believed) experience dead plants once awhile.
The best CP's for a new starter in Singapore should be matured tropical CP such as:
Nep alata, ventrata, gracilis & rafflesiana
Tropical Drosera such as capensis & intermedia
Don’t give up
Oh dear. I'm sorry about your nep troubles Jean, particularly because I've started two neps myself, especially because one's not doing so well.
It had awful brown markings on some of the leaves...I don't think it's sunburn, but some sort of disease, so I cut the leaves off.
Most of the pitchers were dead when I bought it, and the only surviving pitcher is rather limpid. Worrying.
Jean, I hope your nep recovers, and while VFTs are hard to grow in our clime, best of luck with one. The trouble with FEF is that their CPs are not particularly healthy, so choose the healthiest-looking ones with the least amount of dead leaves.
Jalan Kayu, where does one find a Drosera Intermedia in Singapore?
Where does one find a Drosera Intermedia in Singapore? In some CPer's home [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Ha ha ha
I obtained all my sundews, Ceph, Ping (one Ping from seed) and most younger Neps by mail order [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
My Intermedia and capillaris are flowering now, may be I will able trade later.
I'm actually looking for a Ping, which I understand can't be bought anywhere in Singapore. Jln kayu, mind if u say where do u do ur mail order from? Any1 interested in doing a mail order together? Colin, I've put some leaf cuttings of my D.intermedia on soil 2 weeks ago, now they seem to be gowing new little plants... if it works out, maybe we can do an exchange or somethg [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
Mail order's quite inconvenient, as I don't have a credit card and all.
eBeyonder, I wouldn't mind a joint mail order, but I'm not sure how that could be arranged. As for trading, that would be great, but as I've only just started my collection, I'm not sure I have anything that would interest you.
Also, I'm not very experienced in propagating CPs from cuttings, and have been loth to attempt any invasive surgery on my neps [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
I was wondering if any of you are willing to sell me one of your mature Nep and at the same time teach me how to grow them?! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
So far I could only see mail order for Ping as the way to get them, until FEF brings them in. I've ordered from USA before, no good...too far away and the pings were a sticky mess when they arrived. Rotted. Australia is nearer and only Triffid has them so far at AUS$4. But it has a minimum order of AUS$125.
Most of the nurseries accept bank cheques. In fact, i don't use credit card for online purchases.
I am trying not to mention the other CP suppliers on PFT. Mail order suppliers are found in these listings
I have try 1 Asean ( for Neps only, very good source) & 2 continental European mail order cp supplier, and seeds from USA and Canada. From sending to receiving, it takes 2 to 3 days From the Asean source and up to 5 to 7 days from European sources. Seed order takes up to 2 weeks in transit. One of the European sources sends multiple smaller CPs as a portion. Cindy’s experience with US mail order has just stop me in time from ordering from US… thank.
Attempt to create some sort of competition to FEF, I spoke to a sales executive at Island Landscape at Joan Road (around Thomson Rd), to bring in other CPs. For comparison, at FEF the N. Alata is selling at S$59, while at Island the same plant (fresh and better) is listed at S$38 which I finally bough at 15% discount + GST. Will post a pics on my Webshot soon
I do not have duplicated mature Nep plant to spare. But I may have hardened cutting in a few weeks time.
One suggestion; I know SPA (next door to FEF Thomson) has a large matured N. rafflesiana, which I think they are willing to let go at S$16.00 (hard bargain if need be), they also have a smaller rafflesiana, for S$15.00. The larger plant looks better than the smaller one. With proper care it will be a huge pitching plant.
Oh ye gads, you managed to get Island's N. Alata at a 15% discount? Groan...I saw it, but the $38 price tag put me off. Gorgeous things, all the leaves are laden with deep maroon pitchers, aren't they?
I bought a nep from SPA for $15, I couldn't identify it, but I suppose it was a n. rafflesiana... I'm really not sure if I'm growing it properly. All the pitchers were dead when I bought it bar one, but that pitcher is very soft and flimsy.
I'll try and post pictures...
Your nep from SPA should be a n. rafflesiana (because it was the only nep type that remains in the nursery), it is in typical plant soil (not the so call CP soil, the typical soil is ok for the plant as in the natural habitat ), remove fertilizer (orange or yellow balls) if you find them. Easy growing; light 50% shade, water every day to keep soil moist, appreciate humidity. Happy growing.
Island's N. Alata pics posted