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Thread: 3 years in the life of a Nepenthes rajah

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    Very nice Sir! Thats the biggest one I have ever seen in cultivation! Very nice.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Hi all:

    This comes to show that when one applies the so called "right conditions" to a specific species of Nepenthes, it should grow fast. Now what are those right conditions: i guess it'll depends on the particular species:

    ampullarias: hot and humid and rajahs: cold and humid

    as simple as that.

    whoever thinks that they can grow "pitchering rajahs" in their backyard with conditions other than those found in Mt Kinabalu, must be deluding.

    Gus

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    Yes the last pitcher is one I am used to seeing in wild photographs! Boy I hope mine recovers and gets a move on!

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    you're going to need to change yoru avatar
    https://www.instagram.com/hull.jess/ (I post pics of my plants there)

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (agustinfranco @ Dec. 16 2005,12:55)]whoever thinks that they can grow "pitchering rajahs" in their backyard with conditions other than those found in Mt Kinabalu, must be deluding.

    Gus
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    Hi again:

    I was not referring to anyone in particular. It's just that people in general fantasize in growing this plant in all kinds of conditions because of its reputation of having beautiful giant size pitchers in the wild. Unfortunately, the reality is different.

    Perhaps you can tweak conditions a little bit to adjust it to new environments, but IMO the plant is not flexible enough to grow well and pitcher in all kinds of growing conditions. (Again, i know many people who grows rajahs in different environments, but i rarely see plants with pitchers: this is what i am referring to)

    Now, if you mention ventricosa, sanguinea, that's a different story since these are flexible enough to grow in a wide range of growing conditions.

    Villosa and lamii are inflexible neps and so on.

    The morale of the story is: you can grow all kinds of plants and be happy with them as long as you can provide the right conditions for growth for each species. To lump them into one greenhouse or backyard and expect them to grow well is "looking for trouble". Furthermore, it gets more interesting when those plants who presumptively pitcher in artificial conditions for years, never get to flower. Then we ask ourselves what did we do wrong?. Who knows!

    Gus

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    Amen Gus!

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    Wow your pics have inspired me(once i can get somthing with stable conditions [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] ) to get a rajah. Its definantly worth the wait. Do rajah's grow uppers and if so wouldnt they be just TOO big to be uppers?
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