07-05-2013, 11:22 PM
That Jacquelineae hybrid in the center also really has some nice size to it!
07-05-2013, 11:39 PM
This is an excellent question.
Originally Posted by dueoka
I've always wondered if there's any CP(s) in particular that people like you, Tony, or JH have constant troubles with.
Probably not huh?
"People like you" = superior growers
07-06-2013, 07:16 AM
I don't have to many problems with most CPs but a couple Nepenthes have given me trouble for years.
N. lamii AW I had a really nice looking 4-6in plant but killed it in the freeze of 08' when I was in Australia.
I would love to see someone with those plants more then 5-6 inches across or in N. murudensis case pitcher half of what I saw in the wild.
07-06-2013, 08:47 AM
I have little trouble growing anything I've chosen for my conditions, and therein lies my secret: I avoid choosing plants that don't fit into my highland-themed house. I'd love to grow N. albomarginata, and N. sumatrana, but I don't even consider these as possibilities for my situation, so I choose to look the other way, so to speak ;-)
Originally Posted by dueoka
However, I have had a few "problem plants", including my stubborn, irritating N. inermis X bongso, which until recently produced a grand total of three pitchers in two years span. Ugh. Turns out it was preparing to flower, which, it seems, put a stop to pitchering. It bloomed in April, and then promptly made a basal growth which has pitchered on two of its three leaves, and is forming a third now. So, its not really a difficult plant, but it isn't a generous "pitcherer"; it requires patience.
I have had two plants of N. Freder from ******* (a N. tentaculata hybrid) and inexplicably, both plants died after a few months in my care. No idea why. I suspect a genetic flaw/weakness in the cross. Oh well.
Cephalotus? Effortless plants, for me. They grow, and grow and all I do is water them!
For the most part, I cannot grow a decent Drosera, of almost any species! I have some D. roseana that generally do well enough, and some D. burmanii that appear here and there in the Nepenthes house, and some D. udichotoma "dwarf red" that do OK, but most others have been reluctant to grow well for me. Conditions for most of these just aren't ideal, I think. It's also likely that I don't put nearly as much effort into engineering a good climate for Drosera as I do for other things. I likes 'em, but I don't love 'em. What can I say? Nepenthes are Gods!
07-06-2013, 09:02 AM
I imagine the South American Drosera and 3 sisters would do really well in your environment.. Could always give them a try.
IMO, no collection should go without the dewy gooey of sundews.
07-06-2013, 09:27 AM
Been there, killed several, not going to pursue those further. Ya can't grow them all!
Originally Posted by mass
Unless of course, you include D. capensis, which is a serious weed in my collection. I forget about that one, since it has turned into such a pest, going where its not wanted. Same goes for U. bisquamata!
07-06-2013, 11:22 AM
well, if you ever change your mind I'd be more than happy to send you a S.A. drosera care package. On the house of course..
07-06-2013, 12:13 PM
Wow, really? In every photo I can find of them they're very red, even the uppers. Will those turn red? Are your lowers red?
Originally Posted by Whimgrinder
07-06-2013, 01:34 PM
Lower pitchers are deep maroon. Uppers almost totally lack anthocyanin pigments and appear green with a light hint of red in the peristome.
Originally Posted by carbonetc
07-06-2013, 02:03 PM
dew free environmnet, i dig that!