VERY nice PK.......
VERY nice PK.......
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It's easy, as long as you carefully acclimate it. The consensus on that plant seems to be that you have to take special care until it sets in, but then it starts to grow like gangbusters. I kept a bag over it for about 2 weeks, and kept it in pretty low light. Consequently, it didn't even lose any pitchers or anything. I think the leaf is so small because that's the one it made right when I got it. I think due to stress of shipping and repotting, it just opened up prematurely. The leaf it's making now is about 2x as long as that and not unfurling yet.
I also grow this plan in my standard mix + horticultural lime. If anyone else gets this plant, my advice is to not mess with figuring out the proper ratio of lime, etc, and just pot in sphag or lava rock or something. The plant doesn't need the lime to grow, but probably won't do too great in a peat-based media (too acidic).
Yeah, that's pretty much what my campy looks like too - same situation. Good growing! The thorellii 'Giant Tiger' looks happy.
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Very nice PK! That Fusca Sarawak is looking pretty good. When did your chaniana x veitchii lose its peristome striping? Thanks for sharing.
That pitcher just opened, and it has a couple more inflating all at once. It finally got used to my conditions and is taking off. Also, in the winter, it was getting temps in the low 60s sometimes, so I didn't really water it much for a couple months. Now it gets to proper amount of water, and my chamber is about 90F during the day lol. That's reassuring to hear that about you camp. I think both of ours just need some time and they'll be off.
The best part is I treat it just like a lowlander (I even grow it in my peat-heavy lowland mix). I was given the plant this summer to experiment on, but the only flower it had died before it fully developed (wasn't rooted yet). I've got 3 plants from the original cutting, and the original is about a foot long now. Seems to be one of those plants that just doesn't care. The chaniana x veitchii still has peristome striping, but this pitcher just opened a day or so ago, and it is hidden behind and between pots, so it doesn't get very much light.
Sehr schön! Deine Pflanzen sieht sehr ausgezeichnet aus.
This is just a general question but, are there any signs that a nep is going to flower? I had mentioned to somebody that one of mine was slowing down, and getting very woody, and he said perhaps it is getting ready to flower. Now that a new leaf has started to grow, I noticed that it kind of looks like the pictures you posted.
And BTW, really nice x Black Dragon and Sarawak. You really do grow superb plants.
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