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    Hi Singapore growers,

    Long time no hear. Went to the SBG book shop (Nature's Niche) yesterday and found that they are selling TC Neps. They had four species viz. Nep. macfarlanei, Nep. pilosa, Nep. truncata, and Nep. ampullaria. Each tube at S$14.70 and they are produced by our very own Singapore Botanic Gardens!

    Look carefully though, some of the plants in the tube do not have roots yet.

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    hmm...N. macfarlanei, N. pilosa...must research on them to find out if they are suitable for my new balcony... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    According to Malesiana Tropicals, both are highlanders. But we'll see how they do in a hot and humid region. My Nep. alata from about 1,000 m is doing quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Each tube at S$14.70
    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] Stop right there! Too expensive! Oh well, I suppose if its produced locally...

    I just came back from melbourne 2day, visited triffid park. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] Very exciting, any of you visited them b4? SEVEN greenhouses stuffed full with cps! I spent something like 2 hours there...anyone want to see pics? Maybe tomorrow... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]

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    Hi Jason
    Id like to see some Piccys.

    Bye for now Julian

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    i want to see pictures
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    I have a Nepenthes pilosa growing in the Philippine lowlands and yes it is surviving and growing, but not much more so far. It's not really happy. I'd keep my fingers off, unless you have some over night cooling. Maybe it will improve though, I will also try other light levels etc.
    I think macfarlanei is also not too easy, but I don't have personal experience, except meeting it somewhere in the Cameron Highlands.
    Highland Alatas (some grow even at 2000m) are indeed no problem and grow at the same speed than the lowland alatas, although the pitchers don't last as long.
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    Thanks for the feedback, leucophylla. I will try my luck and see whether I can get them to grow in the tropical sun.

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