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    Sunday pics

    Hi guys - more pics time! Also, I had my oreo finally open its pitcher and a small spider take residence, but it's too dark out to take any more pictures today

    tiny glabrata pitcher just opened


    and the glabrata plant from the top


    red leopard just opened a pitcher after sulking for months


    and red leopard from the side


    clip working on a pitcher (mind you this is a wistuba plant, had it for a couple months now, just over 2" in diameter not including pitchers)


    phal just opened


    truncata just opened


    strawberry flower


    and strawberries working on growing and turning tasty


    newest heli nutans pitcher (between 2"-3" tall)


    oh, and i just got a seed grown ((veitchiiXmaxima)Xveitchii)Xcampanulata (sorry for pic angle/quality)




    Anyone have an idea what the white marks on the leaves are from - some sort of pesticide I'm not familiar with? The plant just came in days ago, and I've neemed it, watered it, and separated it from the rest because it's so suspicious looking. The newest leaf looks brown+crispy at the pitcher end, which is strange (the biggest one is the second-to-newest). It also appears to be potted in something like milled sphag + perlite possibly.

    Anyway, thanks for looking!

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    Nice shots!

    Likely the white stuff is simply hard water/undissolved fertilizer/etc stains. Most greenhouse plants tend to have this. You can use lemon juice to clean it off then mist the plant only with R/O or distilled water and it should come out looking like new. or new and clean!

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    Clipeata!

    Looking cool. Just wait for some more from that Red Leopard... it should be a good looking plant in a year if it isn't already.

    The whitish stains are mineral stains from either misting with hard water or foliar fertilizer.
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    Good to know, thanks guys! I think I'll just leave the stains in that case.

    Also, all of my nepenthes got coffee'd today with nice R.O. dark roast sumatran, and the orchids got orchid fert, so hopefully I'll have a lot more pitchers and flowers soon! I held off on coffee'ing until I had mostly repotted everything and they all had a chance to settle in (the latest arrivals) just in case they'd stress out with the coffee.

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    While the stains aren't harmful, it can block light reaching the plant even though it seems minimal I still like to clean them off. Frilly ferns with chalk stained leaves are the worst to try and clean!

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    After I spray a foliar feeding on my neps it leaves stains like that.

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    thez_yo,
    nice plants.
    back2eight,
    root feeding is much better then foliar feeding IMHO.
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    Wow, that second to the newest leaf on the N.[(veitchiiXmaxima)Xveitchii)]Xcampanulata is HUGE!

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