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Thread: 3 years in the life of a Nepenthes rajah

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    As always, great photos Jeremiah. That plant sure has grown happily! I still don't understand what the fuss is about rajah being a difficult slow grower - each new leaf my plant puts out is at least 30% larger than the previous one, and its robustness makes it unstoppable.

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    wow thats one healthy plant all 3 years of its growth. I am guessing that rajah has a growth comparison to truncata considering its slow growth.
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    Very nice, Jeremiah. Your plant looks very happy!
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    Wow, Jeremiah I never get tired of your plants! You must have a HUGE green carnivorous thumb You have the happiest looking plants ever. Keep up that great work

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    OMFG! Reeeaaallly nice! Can I get some info on how you grow it? Compost,temps,shaded?
    Need all the experience I can get...

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    Nepenthes gracilis
    The last time I repotted I used 100% LFS. The first time I potted in that 4 pot it I added a little perlite. It is still in that 16 round pot like it the last few photos. As soon as I get my courage up I have a 24 pot that I will put it in.

    fc3srx713b
    I tried fertilizing it once but it seem like after I did a bunch of algae started to grow on the soil.

    TyFone
    For the first two years I grew it in my freezer grow chamber, but it grew to big for the freezer so a little over a year ago I built a highland GH for basically this one plant. I made sure that when the GH was finished it would have near optimum growing conditions. I use a misting system that keeps the humidity above 75% at all time, but it is almost always above 90%. The misting system also does all my watering and it is just tap waster. I have half the GH cover in a 60% shade cloth and the N. rajah is grown under that half. I keep the daytime temps at a maximum of 78 F and the nighttime lows are about 40 F on the coldest nights of the year most other night are about 50 F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (SydneyNeps @ Dec. 14 2005,9:16)]Puts paid to the myth that rajah is a really slow grower.
    Exactly, this is what growing a nepenthes in its optimum conditions yeilds. While they may grow ok outside thier required/needed parameters growing them within optimum conditions for x/said species yeilds plants like Jeremiahs.



    Nice looking N. rajah, dare I say the nicest?

    That last pitcher is starting to show the more mature large valted lid of rajah, can't wait to see what the next few pitchers will look like.
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    Thanks guys and as soon as my dad gets back with the my memory card I will take a new one of the last pitcher now that is has fully opened and colored up.

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