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    N. Burbidgeae x Edwardsiana

    As some of you know, I bought a N. Burbidgeae x Edwardsiana at a local orchid shop and I want to know all I can about it. It is one of the most gorgeous neps I have ever seen and I cannot have this little guy die! I would be upset if it would die. So please help me learn all I can about these. If you have any advice, please do not hesitate to put it. I also have a few questions.

    Has anyone here ever tried of growing it on the windowsill? You guys think I will succeed if I try it?

    If I cannot imitate the temp drops at night, should I just stick it in the fridge at night?

    How fast does this hybrid grow? Is it very finicky for you?
    Gettin there...

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    The Nepenthes burbidgeae x edwardsiana natural hybrid was one of my poorest growers in my first Nepenthes collection. I bought it when they were originally released many years ago and I owned it for four years, it didn't grow much larger than it's size upon arrival in all that time. I repotted it and it got pretty good HL conditions and still it was a pouty slow poke. Other people get it to grow well for them if not just slowly, so your best bet is to experiment and find out. You never know until you try.

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    slow slow slow slow , Traded it away ,

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    It is very difficult to get established and has a weak root system. It has to have a very open media and I suspect significant magic must be invoked to get it to thrive. I have a dedicated highland greenhouse, engineered to very exacting specs, and this is the only Nepenthes I have had issues growing. Not recommended for any but the most experienced growers.

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    This Nepenthes seems to be the most finicky hybrid for the growers that have had it. I got one about 7 months ago and it still hasn't grown one leaf (of course the place where I got it is horrible at growing Nepenthes had I not known then). I repotted it recently into a more perlite mix which it seems to have HATED. Some see it start to move earlier or later. You'd certainly fair a lot better if you didn't grow this one on a windsill. Do you have a garage or some sort of room where you could open the window at night? That should get the temp drop you need. I'd put it in your terrarium but make sure there is a good temp drop. Maybe move your terrarium to where you can open a window in a concealed room at night? Like swords said you just gotta give it your best and try it. If it's in good health then you have a better chance to get it getting to grow for you (I made that mistake :/).


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    I must disagree with every comment above. This plant has been very easy grower for me and I received it in very poor conditions. It seems to grow very well in interm/ highland conditions, pure NZ spaghnum moss and does seem to like a shader spot in my grow area. Now every plant is different but this has worked well for me.

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    Thanks for replying everyone. I guess it was a mistake buying this plant.

    Kinje- What conditions are you keeping it in?
    Gettin there...

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    I am in the UK which might make a difference. I grow mine amongst my Sarracenia and give it a winter min of 10c. It grows in my usual mix of Live Sphagnum and Orchid Bark. I find all plants from MT arrive quite weak and need at least a year to settle in and go from weak and sappy to strong growth. After that they do fine.



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