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    lots of questions

    I have a new nepenthes Ventricosa. when i got it its all leaves were short and fat. but now it is growing it's leaves long and skinny.
    what does this mean?

    When a nepenthes isn't pitchering (just say because there is not much humidity) and then you add more humidity so that it can grow pitchers, will the non pitcherd tendrils flare up and become pitchers or do they just stay little buds and only the new leaves grow pitchers?

    Why isn't my nepenthes ventricosa pitchering?

    I am new to growing nepenthes and i am not sure of how much light to give my nepenthes ventricosa.
    how much light?

    when does a nepenthes flower?
    what age?
    what season?

    I have a young nepenthes ventricosa and some of it's leaves are going yellow.
    what is going on?

    at about what age and size does a nepenthes start growing upper pitchers?

    what does the digestive fluid of a nepenthes pitcher consist of?

    What is the minimum humidity a nepenthes needs to pitcher?

    Hi all. just wanted to know What type of insects are attracted to a nepenthes pitcher?

    there are about 3 green leaves on top of the yellow ones. is this normal?
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    You might wan't to give us some information... What are your conditions, how long do you have the plant...

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    when it are leaves at the bottom of the plant it is just the natural growth habbit of Nepenthes: the older leaves die and the stem becomes woody.

    You might google up some things, or use the search butten at this forum. Most of your questions have already been answered.

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    my nepenthes is growing outside in a ganging basket wich is ganging just over my pond.
    it gets alot of filterd light from morning to afternoon.
    i give it a foliar spray fertilizer once a week wich i spray over the leaves.
    i have had it like this for about 2 months.
    it grows very fast.
    the average humidity in melbourne ranges from 40-55% but i think it gets more than that because it is just ofer my pond.
    night temps range from 13-15c and day is about 16-21c. this is in winter.
    my nepenthes is a highland ventricosa.

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    Yes, the older leaves on the bottom are supposed to die first. The new leaves are green which is a good sign.

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    It still might be in shock from transporting it. I would be careful about fertilizing it, as it could also be the reason for the lack of new pitchers.

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    I agree, watch out with that feeding. You can fertelise Nepenthes but you have to watch out with it. I think that foliar feeding it once a week might be a bit to much.

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    Once every other week is good. I fertilize the pitchers and foliarly. Don't fertilize the media unless you have little or no LFS in it.

    Next time don't post ELEVEN posts in a row. Just make one thread asking all your questions at once. I'm sure a mod will integrate them all soon. I know you're enthusiastic and all, but you'd get your answers INFINITELY faster if you'd research them yourself.

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