User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 9

Thread: Nepenthes Cutting

  1. #1
    A windowsill grower elsantaclause's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    United States Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
    Posts
    205
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Nepenthes Cutting

    Hi I just got N. Lady Pauline cutting. This is my first cutting that I am doing so I have a few questions. It is currently in a 4-Inch pot with a soil mixture of 50:50 LFS and Perilite mix. And a top layer of LFS. The cutting was planted in a small pocket of Live LFS in the center of the pot with the soil mix around it. The pot is in a open ziploc bag that sits on my east-south facing windowsill. The soil mix is pretty compact and when you lift it up it around a pound and a half. Is this a problem? Because when i lifted up my other mature nepenthes it was lighter than then the Lady Pauline cutting.

    Also on the side of the stem there is a little white lump that looks like a node to me. What do you guys think?

    Here are some pics of it:







    And the little white lump?


  2. #2
    Doing it wrong until I do it right. xvart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Zone 8
    Posts
    5,594
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I can't see several of the pictures; but, that might just be my phone not loading them. As for the weight difference, that could be because of when you watered each pot. If you just watered your LFS, it's going to be much heavier than if you didn't water it recently. Otherwise, it may be compacted too much (more LFS in a smaller space).

    xvart.
    "The tragedy of life is not that every man loses; but that he almost wins."

    "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

  3. #3
    Jimmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    USAF Academy, CO
    Posts
    593
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey, looks like its doing great!

    Yep, that is an activated node, unless it's a small lump of perlite.

    It was packaged up for a while, so that node has little chlorophyll, is my guess. The nodes on the other parts of the Pauline that your cutting came from are also pale.

    But that node is very swollen compared to any on the original plant!

    Does that pot get good drainage? That might be the cause of the weight problem.

    Also, did that leaf break in transit?

    Well, it's good to see that the cutting is doing well. The seeds are doing great as well.

  4. #4
    A windowsill grower elsantaclause's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    United States Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
    Posts
    205
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think it might just be wet, but if I did compact it too much, will it be bad for the cutting? And any tips or is this good enough?

    Edit: Jimmy Yea, the leaf broke during transit and the 4-inch pot has pretty good drainage, but it might be heavy because I soaked the LFS you gave me in water yesterday and mixed it with the perilite.

  5. #5
    Jimmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    USAF Academy, CO
    Posts
    593
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oops, I'll have to package my plants mor carefully next time.

    Yeah, I bet its just the wieght of the water in the LFS,

    Anyway, looks like you're doing good.

  6. #6
    A windowsill grower elsantaclause's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    United States Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
    Posts
    205
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh and I'm getting mixed feelings about the bag because some sites say bag is needed and others say bag is not needed. Suggestions?



    Jimmy: thanks be sure to keep me up to date on the seeds

    Just in case is your guarantee still available

  7. #7
    Jimmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    USAF Academy, CO
    Posts
    593
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whatever is your gut feeling about the bag, go with it. I'd say that the cutting would do fine without it, since Paulines are very easy to grow. Plus bags get on my nerves, too much of a hassle, and they reduce light for the plant.

    I'll definitely keep you posted on the seeds.

    And yep, that guarantee is still in place.

  8. #8
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think the cuttings are off to a good start. Just don't water too often... once or twice a week.

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
  •