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Thread: Spectabilis or Singalana?

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    Ah thats good to hear, thanks a lot! I'll look into finding ones specifically from those areas. I think I'm going to see which of the two captures my eye on the day, bit of a beauty and the beast situation going on!
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    I've also found spectabilis to be quite finicky. It took mine over a year to settle in and make a pitcher for me after getting it. Once it settled in, it grew quite fast...pitchered nicely too. Then it up and died after it started vining. I don't know why, it happened suddenly. Singalana, for me, grows at a snails pace, but seems a bit tougher and not quite so finicky as long as I keep it moderately humid.

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    Why not just get N.petiolata? Attractive red leaves, red spotted pitchers with striped peristomes, and has made a pitcher on every leaf since I got it despite heat, cold, drought, low humidity, and low light conditions.

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    (3-4" pot)

    and here's more photos at cp photo finder
    http://cpphotofinder.com/nepenthes-petiolata-575.html

    and here's Joel's page, with a set of most droolworthy pictures
    http://www.nepenthesaroundthehouse.com/npetio.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by thez_yo View Post
    Why not just get N.petiolata? Attractive red leaves, red spotted pitchers with striped peristomes, and has made a pitcher on every leaf since I got it despite heat, cold, drought, low humidity, and low light conditions.

    Here's mine:



    (3-4" pot)

    and here's more photos at cp photo finder
    http://cpphotofinder.com/nepenthes-petiolata-575.html

    and here's Joel's page, with a set of most droolworthy pictures
    http://www.nepenthesaroundthehouse.com/npetio.htm
    That is one nice looking Nep! There's not a lot to choose from over here in blighty old England and ordering from afar is a bit out of my price range being a student so my choices are fairly limited.. Thanks for the reccomendation though, I'll certainly look around for a N.petiolata!

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    If you were here, I'd sell ya mine. Maybe you should pack your bags and move across the pond.

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    Aha I wish! It's going to be quite a while before I can set up a greenhouse to really increase my CP collection :/

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    My N. singelana grew and pitchered very well for me, while I ignored it. I then moved it to a spot in my terrarium that got less light, and its been pouting ever since (even though I have repotted, gave it a carpet of live LFS, treated it for pests, moved it to the brightest area of my terrarium, and have now bagged it for ultra-high humdidity which worked for my N. aristolochiodes). I would advice acclimating it slowly if you chose to get this one.
    "The plants you grow, end up growing you."


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    At the moment I think I'm leaning towards the N. Singalana because it seems more adaptable to low humidity to the Spectabilis. I hope by slowly acclimatising it, it will grow nicely as the other plants on my windowsill, although all fairly hardy, are thriving nicely! Thanks for the advice

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