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Thread: Nepenthes turning out to be the hardest to grow

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    Well after a few weeks of nursing this one it's starting to make a turn for the better. It don't look the best but at least it's growing. The leaf on the right is new and if you look closely in the fold of the new leaf it's sending up another. Thanks for all the help.


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    pretty surprising...but i think that new leaf is making a pitcher! when the tendril "hooks" like that its going to make a pitcher(at least in my experience) but the plant looks great! that new growth looks very healthy. its all gonna be uphill from here
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    Alex that would make my day if it produced a pitcher.. I'm keeping my fingers crossed

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    if the tentril gets longer and longer and the thing starts to inflate...TADA!
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    Nice job so far. Those first couple pictures gave me the impression that you were keeping your Nep too wet. I've made the same mistake several times myself and your plant's leaves had that withered, over-watered look to them. Just remember to keep the soil moist and not sopping wet, and never leave your Neps pot standing in water (a SMALL bit is ok, but no more than that!). In my experience Neps like to be "aired out" between waterings.

    Seems like your plant is bouncing back though, so keep it up!

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    Look a here !!!!!!!!!!!! I got it to survive and it's doing really well and putting off new pitchers


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    ok, granted, I live in Washington, a mediteranean climate, but I personally, did nothing to harden off my ventricosa. I moved it from my terrarium to a windowsill above my sink. It didn't really skip a beat. It's getting huge, and trust me, Chris, it will get bigger. And it looks to be doing really good. If you take care of your plant, you actually have two plants. Notice your little Basal shoot there. Vents are easy neps and it should be fine now that it is acclimated, just forget it is there, except to water it and check for any abnormalities, and it will grow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockstarcobain View Post
    ok, granted, I live in Washington, a mediteranean climate, but I personally, did nothing to harden off my ventricosa. I moved it from my terrarium to a windowsill above my sink. It didn't really skip a beat. It's getting huge, and trust me, Chris, it will get bigger. And it looks to be doing really good. If you take care of your plant, you actually have two plants. Notice your little Basal shoot there. Vents are easy neps and it should be fine now that it is acclimated, just forget it is there, except to water it and check for any abnormalities, and it will grow.

    Funny thing is this, I did what you said forgot about it except for the watering once or twice a week and it did the rest. I noticed the two plants and was wondering if they were two totally different plants all together ? The pitchers look so different.

    Almost forgot to add they do get a little fertilize mixed with the water once a month.

    I can change my statement from the original post to say they are the easiest to grow

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