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Thread: Bitten off more than i can chew.... Experts needed

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    I hope it does well for you, it would kill me to see it die.
    So keep it's soil moist not soggy, they like humidity but it is not absolutely neccessary to grow a nepenthes, it depends on the species. I think it could be highland, if so it enjoys a night time drop in temperature. If it's a lowland plant it needs it warm and humid. If it's an intermediate it falls in the middle, it can tolerate night time drops in temperature but a nighttime drop is not at all necessary. Nepenthes are more tolerant of hard water than other carnivorous plants but it's still a good idea to use water free of minerals and salts such as reverse osmosis (RO). They are tropical and best grown as houseplants in colder climates.
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    If it's growing and making pitchers, you must be doing something right!

    Looks like it could use a bigger pot. Low doses of organic fertilizer may also be helpful.

    If you're looking for a good book on cultivating carnivorous plants, I recommend The Savage Garden by Peter D'Amato. It's a little on the old side but has a lot of great info on growing.

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    Don't worry about messing up with cuttings, just cut 1 or 2 stems to a good size, if neither on grows a nod or 2 off the stem, you still have the smaller one in the pot and it is bound to grow a few new stems from its roots. I believe this site on taking cutting will help. http://www.nepenthesaroundthehouse.c...ngcuttings.htm

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    It looks to me like N. Gentle

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    Wow great plant!!! That was definitely a steal for ten dollars!! Ya it looks like it could maybe use a larger pot, but other than that if it is pitchering for you then you are doing something right!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tendrillbill View Post
    Im not bragging! Blimey no, i need help damn it, if i make cuttings im worried i will mess it up, and i wonder what would happen if i just left it grow as it is, it must need a bigger pot?
    If it's coming back after just two weeks, you've got nothing to worry about. Neps are slow and picky, so your conditions must be good if you're getting new growth. You have enough leaders to experiment - once you're familiar with it, take a whole vine and try cuttings (read up on it beforehand, of course.) With a little advice and a good rooting hormone, it should be pretty easy for you to get a lot of starts that way. If you save the tip of the vine and root it, it'll behave just as mature as it did when you cut it, but with greater vigor from having its own exclusive root system.
    Big plants might appreciate repotting. To be honest, though, under the circumstances I would probably feel more confident trying to get clone from cuttings beforehand.
    Congratz - that's a killer find.
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    thank you everyone!
    Much appreciated

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    That has to be N. Gentle. If it is than it should be easy to look after.
    Man, that is HUGE!

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