User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Big Plants. Tiny (But Proportionate) Pitchers.

  1. #1
    Charlatan lizasaur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,002
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Big Plants. Tiny (But Proportionate) Pitchers.

    So, while on the whole, my nepenthes are being happy pitcher-making machines. But I do have a couple exceptions that just have me scratching my head.

    Example A: Miranda


    Example B: Ventricosa Red


    Madagascarenisis is doing the same thing, it just can't even keep the tiny ones alive so I cut them off and therefore have no pictures.

    You can see it's not little lid syndrome...
    They're all outside plants and I live in Florida, so it's generally hot and humid out.
    I don't feed or fertilize them at all.
    And um....yeah...
    The Miranda basal supercedes the mother plant and should be making equivelent or larger pitchers instead of those cuties.
    And when I got my Ventricosa, the pitchers looked like this
    Maybe an inch smaller, but same color and shape.

    Help would be appreciated

  2. #2
    i dont do pots. amphirion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    SF Bay Area, US
    Posts
    3,498
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    feeding and light. possibly humidity is also a good factor, although considering that you're in florida, it's probably light.
    " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya
    +growlist
    +petiolaris drosera going dormant?
    +picture thread

  3. #3
    Charlatan lizasaur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,002
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Too much or too little for the individuals in question?
    Should I do the betta-pellet thing I've heard so much about?

  4. #4
    i dont do pots. amphirion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    SF Bay Area, US
    Posts
    3,498
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    too little sun. and yeah, sure you can do the betta pellet thing, although insects are probably better. people usually do pellets if they dont have a ready bug culture or dont want their plants looking ugly as is the case with sundews and pings.
    " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya
    +growlist
    +petiolaris drosera going dormant?
    +picture thread

  5. #5
    Charlatan lizasaur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,002
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Alrighty, I'll move them to the sunniest spots!
    Thanks Jon!

  6. #6
    i dont do pots. amphirion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    SF Bay Area, US
    Posts
    3,498
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    do it gradually, with a shade cloth during the transitions. too much light/heat at once will send the plant to shock and may even kill it.
    " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya
    +growlist
    +petiolaris drosera going dormant?
    +picture thread

  7. #7
    Charlatan lizasaur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,002
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    good point. thanks

Similar Threads

  1. floppy sar pitchers, phyllodia, what's going on with my plants this summer?
    By back2eight in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 08-11-2010, 06:17 AM
  2. Tiny woody pitchers?
    By maneatingmoo in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-05-2008, 08:19 PM
  3. How to get 'tiny leave big pitchers' on neps
    By wezx in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-18-2006, 04:29 PM
  4. My tiny collection
    By Krom in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 09-24-2004, 10:54 AM
  5. Tiny, tiny, tiny bugs in tray water.
    By DarthBuck in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-06-2002, 12:30 PM

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
  •