User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 10

Thread: Input on impeding purchase

  1. #1
    Corn is no place for a mighty warrior Nitecrawler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    213
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Input on impeding purchase

    Currently the only nepenthes I am growing are ventricosa and ventrata. I really would like to get a mikei and/or lowii. Any thoughts on this? Can I grow these plants alongside the ventricosa and ventrata? I don't get a huge temperature drop in my room (I have them under lights), but I read that even a 5 degree drop is sufficient. I'm just worried that the temperature drop will become a problem...all of my other conditions in that grow space are fine.

    Thanks for the advice.

  2. #2
    OMG h8 pings MrFlyTrap2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    DeKalb, IL
    Posts
    682
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mikei hands down. It's very colorful while small, and puts on quite a show when you make it happy. Lowii might be cool in say 10 years. lol

    So far my lowii has been one of the least favorites on the grow list, since it was so small when I got it. And it's really the same size a year and a half later.
    My Grow List

    "It is only by studying nature that can we ever hope to defeat it."

  3. #3
    Corn is no place for a mighty warrior Nitecrawler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    213
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That definitely does not sound fun.

    Too bad that lowii has those ridiculously awesome uppers...

    Looks like I will be going with the mikei.

  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)
    youd be waiting 5-6 years for those uppers though. i like them both. lowii grows very easily for me and is suprisingly not horrendously slow. its slow. but not THAT slow.

    but i would suggest you get mikei.

    Alex
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

  5. #5
    OMG h8 pings MrFlyTrap2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    DeKalb, IL
    Posts
    682
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In all fairness, I do think my lowii was damaged in shipping. But then again, my mikei was put through shipping, a movie, and is still a little trooper. The lowii remains resentful and just a jerk.

    ::sigh::
    Nate
    My Grow List

    "It is only by studying nature that can we ever hope to defeat it."

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    France, French Alps
    Posts
    22
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    These plants also ask for a good hygrometry, and I do not think that they made uppers in your room under lamps.

  7. #7
    Corn is no place for a mighty warrior Nitecrawler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    213
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Boulette View Post
    I do not think that they made uppers in your room under lamps.
    I don't have these plants...so I don't see how this applies. I was just saying I really like the lowii uppers.

    That is all.

    Plus, you can see my ROOM?!?

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Central Coast, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    792
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi there:

    Please if you have to choose between the two: mikei is the way to go. Keep it humid and give it plenty of light. It'll reward you faster than a lowii. Once you have your conditions worked out for highlanders, then attempt to get a lowii.

    Gus

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

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
  •