LMAO... i bet its frustrating but its buisness n....., what ever the rest of the mane is!Originally Posted by [b
Odd way to treat the voice of wisdom... NepG and I are similar in age; our collections are radically different. He was given advice, followed it, and reaped the rewards. He is right to hand that advice on to the next generation.Originally Posted by [b
I wish I had had that kind of sense a few years back. At one point I had a 50 gallon tank full of nepenthes in my room, under the window. No lights. Nobody ever told me that I needed certain conditions, and it was a long time before I realized myself. I accepted several nice nepenthes from a generous guy who was dissolving his collection at the time, and looking back, I certainly didn't have a good home for them. If I had a buck to spare, I would choose to spend it on plants rather than the equipment needed to house them properly. So I learned the hard way how to grow every single plant I grow now.
I hope the seller is being wise in his choice of customers. I also hope every customer will have a good reason for whatever the condition of their plants a few years from now. I'm not going to tell anyone how I think they should do it, but we should all be aware that genetic material does not have a monetary value. Acres of rainforest are destroyed everyday by "frustrating business"
Actually I would not be surprised if D. regia(unless it's 'Big Easy') is harder for most than N. edwardsiana would be.
I know most of us who have grown neps for a while have a phase to get any rare or cool new plant they don't have(some people never leave this phase, lol), but I like seeing well-grown plants, no matter what they are. Somebody in Hawaii(was it Rainforest?) had a pic of a ventrata grown outside that looked like a shrub.
ok Joe, how bout D. venusta, that bugger is sitting and pouting too after doing great for 8 months or so. all my other african dews growing beside it(except for regia) are doing wonderfully.
Ok, I'll drop it because I'm mature, and let your opinion be correct, even though I tried to be judicious.
You're a moderator and you're not making a very good example of yourself if you keep obsessing over this subject.
Obessing and discussing are two different things. Secondly, moderator or not, I will voice my opinion when I darn well please it and thirdly, I'm glad I'm not a vendor of these edwardsiana seedlings because I obviosly don't know what I'm talking about and I would sell every last seedling to all immature kids and hope every one of them dies and perishes a horrible death.
For chirst's sake, did you listen to what I said, I took the advice years ago to wait until i was older and more experienced...oh crap theres that darned word again.... and then I went to the highland species.
Bottom line is to everyone else thats been following this topic, wait, get experience...darn I love that word and then move to the harder plants, don't waste your money on something that will not likely survive in less than optimal care.
Don't believe a word I just said? Then tell the Nepenthes guru's such as Mike Catalani and Jeff Shafer and Tony P they know nothing, because I learned everything I now know from them.
NG - you're ranting again. Move on.
I know, its all good. Watch this topic die now.
After reading some of the latest posts in this thread, thought I'd post a recent listing from Slashdot, dated February 13:
I know I've been guilty of this once or twice.Originally Posted by [b
I've got some questions about growing edwardsiana. Hopefully those of you who grow plants with similar needs (burbigeae, villosa, lowii) can tell me something. I know from what the vendor told me that these plants need 50-55°F temps every night and I'm guessing they'd need around 70 during the day? The one thing I can't find for most plants is a soil recipe. Only a few species have detailed information on specific soils they like. I know edwardsiana needs it to be very pure in terms of salts and minerals, but what else? Anybody know something that works for most Kinabalu species?
Check my growlist! Nothing currently available for trade...
dont try to be mature by stating it, just keep it to yourself.Originally Posted by [b
so how many plants have you killed to gain that... um whats that word... experience?