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Thread: Should I reconsider growing N. glabrata.

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    Now I'm starting to think the only reason my Singalana seedlings have grown is because I did the initial trade during the fall and they've enjoyed the cooler temps during the past few months.

    Do you guys think I should consider trading my N. Glabrata and Singalana for some lowlanders before the weather begins to warm up?

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    No pitchers here either. The corn nuts only seem to be getter fatter. Perhaps they will be ranch flavored.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by pokie22 View Post
    The corn nuts only seem to be getter fatter. Perhaps they will be ranch flavored.....


    @Roman: Unfortunately, that may be in your (and the plants') best interest. I recommend raffelsiana as a phenomenal lowlander.

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    @pokie: is that callus production?
    " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya
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    I don't think callus is forming. The corn nuts are too well shaped (cell growth is spatially organized). In addition, the bap concentration is 1mg/L which normally is much too low for induction of aberrant cell growth. The corn nuts have been growing SLOWLY for the last month and no pitchers or true leaves, besides the dicotyledons, have appeared. Any day now, I am waiting for fireworks from the high heavens.....

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    One reason your seedlings may be doing well is that they are seedlings. Not sure why but young plants tend to do better with heat than older ones. You can generally grow highlanders as intermediates for the first 6 months to a year or so with no issues. Older plants can do well in higher temps for a while too before declining. I think it's mostly metabolic so just like you can survive for a while without optimal nutrition in the long run it effects you. Anyway, species are the worst in terms of temp needs. Hybrids do a lot better in general (even hybrids between two highlanders do better in intermediate conditions than either of their parents in my experience). Highland x lowland or Highland x intermediate crosses are awesome for those of us who can't regulate temps and such as well but love the look of highlanders. For example my lowii x (northiana x veitchii) is doing great with warmer temps than I would usually give my plants since it's close to the lights and household humidity. It has plenty of lowii traits without the fuss.

    Also in regards to switching to lowlanders you have to be a little careful since humidity is more important for them and they grow large fast so terrariums are often just temporary homes. Finding a good long term solution to the humidity problem can mean more expensive large growing enclosures

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