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Thread: Bionic Nepenthes grow without roots - HELP!!

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    Thanks, PK!

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    I have seen it take up to six months for some nepenthes to put out roots.
    You could always try putting them in a plastic bag takes the worry out of watering and humidity. Inside of course may cook outside.
    Lois
    Every seed that you plant ,doesn't sprout.
    Every seed that sprouts, doesn't make it to maturity.
    Every cutting that you stick doesn't grow roots.
    Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
    Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.


    Who needs speelcheck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Hans Breuer @ Nov. 08 2006,10:08)]quogue: "Some Nepenthes in the wild abandon their roots..." can you tell us more about that?
    I've heard that when the Nepenthes' vine grows up into the tree canopy or whatever, it'll sometimes die at the roots and grow as an unrooted vine getting it's moisture from the humidity and mist and water runoff from the trees absorbed through the leaves and whatnot.
    Growing so tall into the canopy it "abandons it's roots"
    As long as it gets plenty of moisture through it's leaves and humidity.
    Wish I could give you a reference, but I don't remember where I saw that...

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    Wow, that's fascinating. Thanks for sharing!

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    be neat if their was a source of this information

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    Too bad for you kiddo

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    I've now heard from a grower in the US that one of his vining neps once did exactly what quogue describes: lose its roots and live off the environmental humidity.

    So there. No hope for me

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