11-18-2014, 01:03 AM
Formerly pond boy
Swag:that just sounds like it's happy in your conditions to me . Shorter leaves with a higher pitcher:leaf ratio usually is caused by the plant adapting to higher light levels.
11-18-2014, 07:59 AM
Some of the leaf size decrease I'm sure is hard water damage from before I switched over to RO. You are right that I'm growing it in high light levels. I took the advice "you can never give a nepenthes too much light" too literally, and caused some minor leaf burn. Now that I've moved the N. bellii x aristo away from the lights a bit and cranked up the humidity in the grow tent to 80%, it has started to grow noticeably faster.
11-18-2014, 09:54 AM
Be careful with night temps, especially as regards N. aristolochioides and its hybrids; they can start to suffer metabolic disruption and leaf size starts to decrease, which can be a signalling of far worse things to come. It would be in your best interest to get night temps down to 55F for long term health of this plant.
11-18-2014, 09:53 PM
Is this true with aristolochioides hybrids crossed with lowlanders? My plant is N. bellii x aristolochioides
11-18-2014, 09:57 PM
You stated that leaf size was decreasing significantly, and you also stated that night temps are in the mid-sixties. Those two things taken together suggest that nights are too warm for this plant. I've found most aristolochioides hybrids are closely aligned to that species in terms of temperature needs. It seems the other parent doesn't play much of a role in determining its temperature tolerances, at least in the plants I have grown.
Originally Posted by SWAGnum
11-18-2014, 11:33 PM
I did not know that about N. aristo hybrids. Most hybrids between a lowland and highland species, in my experience, can take either lowland or highland conditions. I will go ahead and drop the night temps.
11-19-2014, 04:43 PM
I checked on my N. bellii x aristo earlier today, it produced a new leaf a bit larger than the previous one.
02-07-2015, 09:25 AM
Nepenthes aristolochioides x diatas The pitchers seem to be getting a bit more boring with age.
03-28-2015, 05:39 AM
N. aristo x glabrata
N. aristo (BE clone) - This is an exceptionally weak clone, in my experience. Not sure if others have had similar experiences.
03-28-2015, 07:09 AM
Last edited by rdlsreno; 03-28-2015 at 07:11 AM.