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    Quote Originally Posted by JB in Utah View Post
    The N. truncata is planted in a special pot developed by Borneo Exotics, they describe it as follows:

    "We're unveiling a brand new product for the first time at Chelsea. It's a self-watering unit that will enable anyone to grow Nepenthes at home with ease."

    It looks like a variation on slack-potting, with the outer media being a type of polyurethane foam strictly for the purpose of regulating the moisture levels of the inner media. This would allow the setup to hold a great deal more water which could be wicked into the inner media without overwatering, especially helpful for those that might be new to Nepenthes. If you look closely you'll see what I'm talking about, you'll also see the sharp angles where the foam was cut with scissors.

    I recognize the foam because I use it for everything.

    Oh woah wicked cool! Thanks for the clarification.
    "The plants you grow, end up growing you."


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    After returning from a dig in norfolk for 2 weeks I think the progress made in my terrarium is worthy of an update
    Sorry for the giant pictures as usual!


    New Royal Truncata pitcher, they're getting better and better!


    The whole plant, growing consistently without problems


    H. Nutans x Heterodoxa with new pitchers constantly coming


    Ceph finally settled in and working on new pitchers


    N. x'Black Knight' new pitcher bigger than expected!




    And now for the windowsill...


    My first flower ever


    D. Binata proving its reputation as a speedy grower to be true


    Cobra Lily doing well


    D. Rotundifolia, my newest addition that my mum 'acquired' in Scotland


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    Not much but worth at least one response!?

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    Nice job in general

    Your darlingtonia looks happy. Any idea as to its day / night temps on that windowsill??

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    Thanks, day temp is around 20C on an average day, going down to about 13C at night

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    That ceph is gorgeous.. If I were you I'd clip those leaves as close to the rhizome as possible. Then stick the cut ends of the leaves into the LFS around the tank. With some luck, you'd get a bunch of little cephs popping up throughout your tank.

    Oh yeah.. hahaha.. I totally forgot I changed my avatar last night. There's one of my tanks. The neps are temporary though. Just some cuttings getting their roots..

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    Thanks! I actually looked into taking leaf pullings today but I don't have anything like superthrive to soak them in :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreatureTom View Post
    Thanks! I actually looked into taking leaf pullings today but I don't have anything like superthrive to soak them in :/
    You don't need to. I sometimes soak them for 5 min. in RO water after cutting, but it's really not necessary. My last batch of cuttings weren't soaked in anything.. and I got 5 strikes out of 5 cuttings.

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