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Thread: Miracle Baby - N. northiana

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    Vraev,
    The bottom part of the leafy muffin?? You meant the lower portion with roots? I threw that out.

    I want to show everyone that northiana is a toughie!!!
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    Nice fingerprint! Is that a plain whirl?

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    I wouldn't know. Not my fingers 'cos my nails would be painted. Muhahaha...
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    yeah cindy! I meant the root portion. lol I think u should have tried it. cephs, vft's, sarrs, etc can all be started that way by root cuttings.

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    vraev, I didn't try because this is not the first time I rooted Neps which are broken into two. All the root portions ended up mouldy very quickly. I doubt they can regenerate, particularly northiana. But maybe those with rhizomous roots like N. mirabilis and N. Viking might work.

    What surprised me was that it was the northiana this time. I started without any hope that the plant would survive and expected it to rot from the base up. LSM is really a miracle to rooting such odd bits of Neps.
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    aaah! good to know that cindy. Thanks. hey! you never know until you try eh??

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    Funny this thread was started. I just ordered a northiana. I did some reading on wiki about it and it says the plants grow in open patches on limestone cliffs. That makes be believe it likes a basic mix. Since limestone tends to raise the pH. It also says there is constant seepage of water at the site as well. That leads me to believe it likes to stay moist as well.

    Do you have any growing advice for this plant Cindy??
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    JB,
    I am a newbie in N. northiana as well. But the ones I have are doing well in a loose mix of pumice and LFS, as well as in burnt red clay. I water daily until water runs out of the drainage holes.

    There is limestone in some pots but the plants are new and have not pitchered in my conditions yet. The only one with a pitcher is the one in this thread!

    N. campanulata does well for me so I try to replicate similar media and conditions for N. northiana, since both species are found in areas with limestone.
    Cindy

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