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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
    Does anybody want my talangensis then lol. Based on what I found on this forum, I have little to no hope for it at all. I got it for the same price as my Alata no less which grows circles around it. I understand what people say when it's a slow grower, 1 month and no sign of even pitchering. I have one new leaf. I have no idea how some of you guys do it. Fertilizer or not, this thing is slow. Wish I had some pitchers on it to feed.
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    My Nep. spectabilis is being stubborn producing pitchers for me. I have it going on a year and it has only produced 1 pitcher since then. It seems the pitchers start forming but die. The leaves are growing nicely though... It is one of my windowsill plants so, I'm hoping with the arrival of longer days, it will begin growing normal pitchers.
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    Whoa! Chris Himself....
    I am a little confused now....
    in your other thread: N. Talangensis
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...857#post966857 (Post #10)
    you corrected me about this plant, saying:
    I think feeding has induced pitchering on my Talangensis. I have no shortage of pitchers and my pitchers grow as big as the leaves do....

    But here you write:
    Does anybody want my talangensis then lol. Based on what I found on this forum, I have little to no hope for it at all. ...my Alata... grows circles around it. I understand what people say when it's a slow grower, 1 month and no sign of even pitchering! I have one new leaf. I have no idea how some of you guys do it. Fertilizer or not, this thing is slow. Wish I had some pitchers on it to feed.

    So what is going on? I stood corrected, but now I don't understand what you are saying, as your posts seem to conflict each other.
    (I am going on 4 hours sleep, so I am sure I am just not understanding something simple, but it would be nice to know what the situation really is. If you have no shortage of it pitchering, why do you say "1 month and no sign of even pitchering".) I don't get it!

    I know I may be interpreting things incorrectly, especially in my current state of mind, but in one post you are implying that the plant isn't doing well, and in the other, that it is doing great! Maybe someone can tell me if it reads this way or not to them too. We are talking about Talangensis in both... and there isn't mention of a second Talangensis plant....

    Well, I am going to take a nap. This is all too much for me to understand!

    Oh, as far as a Nep. I can't seem to get right.... I really wouldn't make that kind of statement. Some tiny plants like BBella's Jac & Villosa have been tricky for me also, and while the baby Jac I have isn't out of danger yet, my Villosa is finally coming along, but I know things can be very unpredictable. For example, I had a Bical going great for about 5 years, even thru neglect and bad mojo, (I used to throw hunks of it away as I didn't know who to give it to!) but when I "messed with things" a few years ago to "improve" my lighting and humidification in that terrarium, the Bical died outright! (Even going back to the old lighting and humidifying system was too late. By the time I saw the damage, it was too late!)
    So, again, as far as "a Nep I can't seem to get right", that implies trying repeatedly with one type, and repeatedly failing.
    As for me, I am trying another Bical or two. (Sometimes a plants death is simply my own fault too, as I have my life interfering with my growing activities at times. That has nothing to do with a difficult plant, as opposed to life getting in the way!)

    Good luck all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrowinOld View Post
    Whoa! Chris Himself....
    I am a little confused now....
    in your other thread: N. Talangensis
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...857#post966857
    you corrected me about this plant, saying:
    I think feeding has induced pitchering on my Talangensis. I have no shortage of pitchers and my pitchers grow as big as the leaves do....

    But here you write:
    Does anybody want my talangensis then lol. Based on what I found on this forum, I have little to no hope for it at all. ...my Alata... grows circles around it. I understand what people say when it's a slow grower, 1 month and no sign of even pitchering! I have one new leaf. I have no idea how some of you guys do it. Fertilizer or not, this thing is slow. Wish I had some pitchers on it to feed.

    So what is going on? I stood corrected, but now I don't understand what you are saying, as your posts seem to conflict each other.
    (I am going on 4 hours sleep, so I am sure I am just not understanding something simple, but it would be nice to know what the situation really is. If you have no shortage of it pitchering, why do you say "1 month and no sign of even pitchering".) I don't get it!

    I know I may be interpreting things incorrectly, especially in my current state of mind, but in one post you are implying that the plant isn't doing well, and in the other, that it is doing great! Maybe someone can tell me if it reads this way or not to them too. We are talking about Talangensis in both... and there isn't mention of a second Talangensis plant....

    Well, I am going to take a nap. This is all too much for me to understand!

    Oh, as far as a Nep. I can't seem to get right.... I really wouldn't make that kind of statement. Some tiny plants like BBella's Jac & Villosa have been tricky for me also, and while the baby Jac I have isn't out of danger yet, my Villosa is finally coming along, but I know things can be very unpredictable. For example, I had a Bical going great for about 5 years, even thru neglect and bad mojo, (I used to throw hunks of it away as I didn't know who to give it to!) but when I "messed with things" a few years ago to "improve" my lighting and humidification in that terrarium, the Bical died outright! (Even going back to the old lighting and humidifying system was too late. By the time I saw the damage, it was too late!)
    So, again, as far as "a Nep I can't seem to get right", that implies trying repeatedly with one type, and repeatedly failing.
    As for me, I am trying another Bical or two. (Sometimes a plants death is simply my own fault too, as I have my life interfering with my growing activities at times. That has nothing to do with a difficult plant, as opposed to life getting in the way!)

    Good luck all!
    I was basically impatient and I had no idea the plant was slower than other species. I actually assumed most highland neps more or less grew at the same rate. In the other thread I found out I'm actually on course from everybody else and I'm just trying to trade off a rather healthy plant in excellent condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsrtfox1942 View Post
    My Nep. spectabilis is being stubborn producing pitchers for me. I have it going on a year and it has only produced 1 pitcher since then. It seems the pitchers start forming but die. The leaves are growing nicely though... It is one of my windowsill plants so, I'm hoping with the arrival of longer days, it will begin growing normal pitchers.
    My spec. took about a year to settle in. Once it had, it started pitchering fairly regularly. Hang in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightsky View Post
    My spec. took about a year to settle in. Once it had, it started pitchering fairly regularly. Hang in there.
    That's what I'm hoping, as spectabilis is my favorite nep.

    I can't wait for my Nep. miranda to start pitchering. I bought it at a local nursery. They had 2 there for $30 a piece. I couldn't believe the low price on such a large Nep. It is in a 8" hanging pot and really should be repotted and some cuttings taken. The largest pitcher on it when I purchased it last month was about 12"-13". The tendrils are growing, so hopefully I have some pitchers soon. It has also put out about 3 new leaves since I purchased it. It probably has 4 or 5 growing points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsrtfox1942 View Post
    That's what I'm hoping, as spectabilis is my favorite nep.

    I can't wait for my Nep. miranda to start pitchering. I bought it at a local nursery. They had 2 there for $30 a piece. I couldn't believe the low price on such a large Nep. It is in a 8" hanging pot and really should be repotted and some cuttings taken. The largest pitcher on it when I purchased it last month was about 12"-13". The tendrils are growing, so hopefully I have some pitchers soon. It has also put out about 3 new leaves since I purchased it. It probably has 4 or 5 growing points.
    Wow that thing sounds amazing, pics? Mine is in an 8" pot too but it's only got like 6" pitchers and about a 16" leaf span.
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