Yes, andy offers amazing plants, definitely buy one from him.
Wow, you plants are looking great guys! Odd that your leaves shrunk like that SirK especially with the pitchers still a respectable size!
That's common SirK. Most of my neps when I first get them home, make smaller leaves and bigger pitchers at first. I think it's a change in light levels maybe. Anyway, it does correct itself soon in that both the leaves and pitchers will continue to increase in size.
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Well I have received my sanguinea 'Orange' that I ordered Sunday 3/2 from Andy's site Wednesday 3/5! And I must say... WOW! The plant is huge! I am still new at growing Nep's so I haven't had the chance to see many of them in real life. Well this Nep by far is the largest I have had a chance to see up close! The plant is 6+ inches across!! The only problem I have found is that it received some damage during the shipping process, but I don't beleive it is anything life ferreting. Just a couple of it's leaves where broken in the middle, and one of it's largest pitchers (4 inches!) was crushed. I'll post some pic's here in a week or so. For the time being I want to give the poor thing some quiet time in my tank to recuperate from it's rough handling from the USPS.
Thanks again Nepenthes for sharen! The plant is just amazing!!
Those are some beauts! If I had room for more, I'd definitely pick one up from you andy. I can't wait to get outta this tiny apt!
********- Glad you good it quickly and are happy with the size. As far as the cracked leaves, that seems fairly common just with how stiff the leaves are. I think it doesn't help going out where it's still cool. but this shouldn't cause any problems other than the looks... If you've put it somewhere warm it will put out new growth quickly and get you some pitchers to see (If i remember correctly I thought to myself "that pitcher isn't going to make it through shipping" and thought about cutting it off. But decided to leave it... I think it had a couple more inflating too.. shouldn't be too long
Thanks Andy, yep I have it in my warm tank under cfl. And It already is looking much better! Wow this plant is big enough that I could take cuttings from! It is a very nice quality specimen! It must have been in your care for some time to be so developed.
Well you be offering any other types of Nep's in the near future?
********- I was working on more Nepenthes for the store, but the place I was working on was really slacking which irritated me. Then I had the opportunity to get my hands on all those beautiful sarrs I've been talking about that are now listed in the store so I did that. I will always keep my eyes open for more Nepenthes, and work on dividing my personal collection for store use but I can't say when some will actually show up.
Also you're correct. I bought those N. Sanguinea about 2 years ago. They were little tiny fresh out of TC barely having any roots plants. It's amazing what a few years can do to them Now that it's finally starting to warm up, they should really start showing their stuff!!
I couldn't help myself, after seeing those neps I had to get one. You've done a great job growing them. If my even looks half as good as the ones posted I'll be happy, especially at that price (how do you make any money?). If you find other Neps to sell you can count on me as a customer. Can't wait to recieve my order!