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Thread: OSMOCOTE Testing on Nepenthes SUCCESSFULLY!

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    OK TIME TO GIVE RESULTS!!!!
    When I received this Nepenthes reinwardtiana from a dear friend it was given to me as a "mission impossible" quest,but after several months of keeping open eyes on this dwarf plant of more than one year old I came to some results....
    Since the plant didn't react to terrarium result with very good light and high humidity I decided to make my first experiment with osmocote, a fertilizer that releases its contenents slowly while wetting the plant from the top.
    After about one month the plants begun to react by simply increasing the size of the newest leaft!
    Check this pic :



    Now give a look to this photo to what happened after 50 days!!!
    Reinwardtiana has totally changed!
    It is a miracle! I am very proud if it!
    Tell me what you think!



    Now this is the plant YET! :



    It is also interesting to put attentions to the soil around the plant : suddently it begun to grow also lots of vegetation!
    For the moment the PH of the soil continue to sty acid...I will pay attention to those values....
    Bye!
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    good lord! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
    \"Nepenthes, the Devil's Cup\" - Santos
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    Very impressive! Congrats![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Certainly draws a parallel to other fertilizing experiments I have seen, well done for confirming that!

    It would be interesting to find out what happens to the pH. Also, do you notice a change in the leafitcher ratio Mr Aga?

    Jason

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    What is the ratio for the osmocote, Mr Aga? And how many pellets did you use for such a small pot size?

    Recently I bought some 1:1:1 with MgO. Just fed ONE pellet to every plant either directly into the pitcher or into the soil. I am hoping some of my sleeping nepenthes will wake up. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] ONE is probably not going to be very effective right? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Dear Cindy,
    poor girl,ehehhe!
    You can pray to check if the sleeping nepenthes will wake up,ehehe!
    Fertilizing nepenthes when they are not under good growing condition (ex: not enough light or poor humidity) will not bring to any result.
    It is like feeding plants with insect when they are not kept well as they should with their conditions.
    The Osmocote taht I use is for soil only and releases substances slowly and one perl last about 9 months.
    The N P K values are : 9 - 13 - 18 .
    Thanks for the others for apreciating my discovers and experiments.

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    Ok i have seen several different types of osmocote like houseplant and garden varieties which one do most people use?
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

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    Hey Mr. Aga.
    Nice plant you got there. Are you sure the osmocote did the trick? where is your control plant ?
    A control plant in your case would be another reinwardtiana without osmocote so you can measure the difference in leaf to pitcher ration and growth in general. Without it, it'd be very difficult to attribute the growth of your plant to osmocote

    John

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