User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Nep Problem

  1. #1
    FarmerDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Tallahassee, FL
    Posts
    1,355
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Nep Problem

    I currently have my lowlanders in a terrarium in which I was able to successfully keep my N. rafflesiana in last winter with no problem at all. But now this year all of my Neps are starting to have the tips of their leaves brown, and shrivel.
    I'll post pics tomorrow

  2. #2
    Nepenthes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    San Diego, CA USA
    Posts
    642
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Without any other information it is difficult to say what might be casuing the decline. However, if temperature for your lowlanders is your concern, I would just add a small (or large - depending on your tank size) aquarium water heater to a pool of water in your tank. You can raise your plants on some eggcrate, with the water and heater under the eggcrate. If this is not an option, you can get a water container and a tiny water heater that can you can place next to your plants. I do this for both of my Lowland tanks and it keeps the temperatures at night perfect. I would suggest you get a decent water heater with a temperature control so it turns off automatically. Also, make sure you place it in a sufficient amount of water. How big is your tank, and how much extra space do you have? Water placed underneath the eggcrate is nice, because it elevates your plants closer to the light, and only affects the vertical space.
    - Daniel

  3. #3
    FarmerDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Tallahassee, FL
    Posts
    1,355
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have plenty of space, it's a good 80 gallon tank
    I keep the humidity around 60-80% and the temp 80-90 in the day and 70-80 at night

  4. #4
    Always a newbie glider14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    3,956
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    welcome back Dave we missed you! ahah!

    sounds suspiscious....pics would help out. is the brown parts dry and flakey....or mushy?
    Alex
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

  5. #5
    FarmerDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Tallahassee, FL
    Posts
    1,355
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    dry

  6. #6
    my soul for CP. duckking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Taiwan,Taipei.
    Posts
    230
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mnn~
    If terminal bud is good, that should be fine.
    you can try to reduce the soil of water.
    only keep the soil humid.

    Welcome to Duckking Blog.

  7. #7
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Westchester County, New York
    Posts
    5,377
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Depending on the species, I may disagree with Duckking.

    For example, I find that raflessianas like to be wet. I grow mine on the tray method, and try to never let them dry out. They complain when I do. I find that most lowlanders prefer wetter media than most highlanders.

    The one exception I can think of, off the top of my head, is truncata - that one doesn't like to be wet too much.
    17 Nash Rd.
    North Salem, NY 10560

    YOU! Outta my gene pool!

  8. #8
    FarmerDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Tallahassee, FL
    Posts
    1,355
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think it might have been that they were getting too much light. I had them pretty close like with my tropical dews, so I moved them down a bit.

    I'm gonna see if that does anything


    BTW: Schloaty, my terrarium neps are N. mirabilis, rafflesiana, truncata, X ted payne, and ampullaria x ventricosa. So far only N. rafflesiana, mirabilis and Ampx Vent showed and bad signs

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •