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Thread: my N. viking/globosa growth

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    Admin- I'm growing CPs in the Desert of Tucson, Az. adnedarn's Avatar
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    my N. viking/globosa growth

    Hello, up to now my pictures are kinda all over... So here is a thread showing the growth of my plant, to it's current status.









    Below is the current pitcher, you can see how long the tendril is by looking at the bottom of the 3.5" pot in the top of the picture.


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    Viking is very quick in adapting/growing.

    My plant when I bought it in a 3 or 4" pot (can't remember):


    6(?) months later:


    Now it's a lot larger than the last photo shows. Viking has a very extensive root system, I recommend grossly overpotting.
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    I wish I could find a picture of when i got it.. it had 1 dying leaf... I really didn't expect it to come back! I'll keep looking. Thanks for the sugestion.. i'll look into a bigger pot
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    Mine is slowly creeping along. It was doing fairly well but now it seems that the growth point is damaged somehow; at least the edges where the leaf will uncurl from is not crisp, if that makes any sense. It's still pretty small by comparison, though.

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    btw Andrew what soil mix are you using? I use like 70% wood, 30% peat, and a touch of perlite. I hear adding crushed coral makes this species go zoooooooooooooooooom (and with bigger pitchers)...but I've never tried it myself
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    I think either pure lfs or lfs : perlite 50 : 50

    That's what I use for all my neps

    It has been recommended a few times to change that.. but it seems to work well for me.
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    Very nice

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    Yeah LFS seems to not be a preferred substrate for this species. Though its found on some beaches, it generally seems to enjoy airier mixes
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