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Thread: N. campanulata - what media you use?

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    N. campanulata - what media you use?

    Local growers have been wondering why

    1. there are blotches of yellow on the leaves here and there
    2. the oldest leaf turns yellow then black very quickly when the plant is putting out larger pitchers

    I am wondering if the media is the cause of the rapid blackening of leaves. Is there absence of some essential mineral(s)? And would fertilising help?

    Anyone growing this species please kindly give your comments.

    Here is an example of my own plant. The three oldest leaves are turning black with the production of the pitcher.


    The pitcher is reaching 2.5" but the previous one was only 1.5". It looks like the plant put in lots of its energy into producing a larger pitcher.
    Cindy

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    There is a beautiful and extremely large N. campanulata on e-bay right now from a Fl. grower. Plant in picture has numerous large pitchers and no black leaves. Maybe you can get in touch with him through e-bay Looks like he has this plant growing extremely well and if it is a soil diificiency he would know. I myself have never kept N. campanulata/very hard to come by. Is on my wish list.

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    macamus3,

    I googled it but I can't find the link. Could you post it here for me please?

    Thanks.
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    Just type in Nepenthes on ebay (the american ebay) and there's only one N. campanulata that shows up.

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    www.ebay.com Then type nepenthes in catagory field. I don't know- may have different address if out of the USA Hope this helps. I wanted this plant but is out of my range.

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    Thanks! I'll see if he is willing to help me out.
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    I wanted this plant but is out of my range
    No joke, the price is atrocious. Remember earlier this year when they cost $30 and everywhere had them?
    Either way, I tend to stay away from eBay. What usually happens is theres 1 or 2 people that bid on every single thing, which drives the price up, then they only bid on one or two items, driving the pirce up even more, then eventually giving up. Its like I see the same names as high bidder but never winner for everything.
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    I have been in those before, lol.
    Sometimes, you can throw a number you think is reasoable and get lucky. Not often though. And yes, a "high roller" shows up occasionally and dominates for a few months, winning all auctions.
    Cindy, the first camp in the US(June 2000) was potted in 50/50 peat/perlite and it did fine. You can also ask Schloaty, who has a prize winner of one, or Phicula. Mine are in lfs(what they arrived in from MT-when they carried them for $20!!!)but not in a warm tank, so they could grow better.

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