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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    I find it very interesting that you find N. singalana to be very easy/forgiving. Of all the Nepenthes I currently own (which I admit is not many) it's the only one that is not growing what I would consider normally (no pitchers for a while then suddenly a tiny pitcher on the oldest leaf) and grows very slowly. I have a "Tujuh" clone if that helps.
    I've actually tried to establish the Tujuh form several times, but my material was never very healthy to begin with so I've struggled with that one too. I tried again a couple of years back, but what came in never really stood a chance:

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    My Tujuh is actually finally growing another (hopefully normal-sized) pitcher so we'll see how it gets on from here. It had a good start when I first got it, growing a pitcher twice the size of the ones it came with, but has been sulking ever since. The funny thing is, I actually ordered a Belirang and was sent this plant by mistake. When I asked about it I was told this one's more desired / less common - perhaps that's because it's not as easy to grow?

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    I grow the Belirang form and tried it on a windowsill initially. The pitcher it was already making inflated and opened but after that it didn't pitcher at all until I moved it into a highland setup, after which it grew well, so I'm not sure how easy it is to grow.

    That said, it is quite a beautiful species.


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    Huh, strangely I've never had problems with either of my Belirang N. singalana. The Tujuh form was really what sold me on the species (like a poor man's N. hamata) although the Belirang form is growing on me. My highlanders aren't grown particularly humid, although I suppose that since I grow them so densely now there are all sorts of microclimates going on in my grow space which might explain some degree of success.

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    For your consideration, a couple of plants that frustrate me at the moment:

    Nepenthes nigra
    Nepenthes nigra
    I don't know why, but my seed grown N. nigra looks like most of the time. I assumed this plant would be easier to grow as it got larger but it's proving me wrong. It seems to be sort of a seasonal grower for me, looking best from fall into winter and looking a few inches from death in the summer. Oddly, the last two summers have been very mild so I have no idea what this plant wants.

    Nepenthes burkei Halcon BE
    N. burkei BE -- one of the easiest plants to grow for most people, mine attracts every possible pest (even ones I've never seen in my collection?) so it's struggled to get established properly. Every pitcher I feed promptly dies too and I suspect this plant would prefer warmer, more intermediate conditions.

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    Some nicer plants at the moment:

    Nepenthes khasiana
    N. khasiana -- I love the red stripe underneath the lid on this otherwise very green plant.

    Nepenthes diatas Bandahara BE
    N. diatas BE -- I thought this one was going to die on me because it came looking much like that Tujuh N. singalana at the top of the page, but is slowly but surely putting out some nice growth. I'm also really starting to like Mexican Pinguicula, I find that a lot of them grow very well with Nepenthes.
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    I have to admit I'm a bit confused why you consider the picture of the Tujuh to be in poor health. Because it doesn't have any pitchers or just how few leaves it has?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    I have to admit I'm a bit confused why you consider the picture of the Tujuh to be in poor health. Because it doesn't have any pitchers or just how few leaves it has?
    The yellow leaf color suggests a nutrient deficiency (or heat stress) and the new growth is shrinking in, which usually - and did, in this case - indicate root rot, probably from the rotted moss and earthworms it was potted in. Other problems that you can't see are thrips and mites. (That plant was from the somewhat infamous nursery out of Massachusetts which, notably, packs its packages with plastic Easter grass. I tried to reach them several times about objective issues with the order but my concerns were ignored.)

    I get that the Tujuh form is more expensive but to me there's an unacceptable difference between this:
    Nepenthes singalana Belirang BE
    a hardened plant with roots and a healthy growth point (no pitchers, no problem; couldn't really care less); the size is a bonus

    and

    _MG_3546
    a tiny plant with more problems than it's worth. This one cost more, too. I wouldn't take a plant in this condition for free.

    I was able to get it growing for a while but couldn't ever get it to grow roots.
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    Going in alphabetical order today:

    Nepenthes campanulata red MT
    Nepenthes campanulata -- a tiny gem

    Nepenthes maxima Buyu Lumut BE
    Nepenthes maxima Buyu Lumut BE
    N. maxima -- the "fake eymae" from BE

    Nepenthes
    N. "thorelii" Kondo

    Nepenthes truncata
    N. truncata

    Nepenthes veitchii Bario BE sg
    N. veitchii Bario -- I finally found a seed grown plant from BE's new release (BE-3646)! Very excited.
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    I'm home from university for the weekend, so I decided to take some pictures:

    Nepenthes nigra
    Nepenthes nigra

    Nepenthes reinwardtiana Red Flush BE
    N. reinwardtiana - this is one of BE's new red flush clones, which look suspiciously introgressed with something. Hopefully time will tell.

    Nepenthes fusca Sarawak BE
    N. fusca Sarawak

    Nepenthes truncata
    N. truncata

    Nepenthes burkei Halcon BE
    N. burkei - this plant decided to abandon the main growth point in favor of this basal. This is probably the best pitcher I've ever gotten out of this species, I'm not sure why it struggles so much.

    Nepenthes veitchii Hose Mountains MT
    Nepenthes veitchii Hose Mountains MT
    N. veitchii Hose Mountains, MT - not the best form of this species even when mature, but it grows pretty fast for a veitchii.

    Nepenthes ventrata
    N. Ventrata

    Nepenthes glandulifera BE sg
    Nepenthes glandulifera BE sg
    Two nice N. glandulifera pitchers.

    Nepenthes maxima "Wavy Leaf" BE
    N. maxima "Wavy Leaf" BE - looks like I lucked out and got the clone I was looking for, which has pure green pitchers and blood red wavy leaves. The pitcher is malformed because it was squished up against another plant.

    Nepenthes singalana Belirang BE
    N. singalana Belirang - I think this is a new pitcher, which is probably why it's so pale.

    Nepenthes graciliflora
    I didn't know N. graciliflora could get this red, especially my plant, which has always been pretty green. A pleasant surprise to be sure!

    Nepenthes chaniana BE
    This 9-inch N. chaniana pitcher hit the top of the rack!

    Nepenthes sanguinea AG3
    and this N. sanguinea intermediate grew right through the rack.
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    Done with finals; here's some celebratory pictures:

    Nepenthes maxima Buyu Lumut BE
    BE's false eymae clone - a very vigorous plant

    Nepenthes fusca Sarawak BE
    Another nice common one, N. fusca Sarawak

    Nepenthes fusca Kinabalu UCD
    Another N. fusca, the typical Sabah form, from Mt. Kinabalu

    Nepenthes reinwardtiana "Red Flush" BE
    One of BE's newer red N. reinwardtiana clones

    Nepenthes robcantleyi BE TC
    A wacky-looking N. robcantleyi clone; I can't say I've seen one with defined splotches like this

    Some lowlanders:
    Nepenthes clipeata Clone U

    Nepenthes clipeata Clone U
    N. clipeata looking good

    Nepenthes vieillardii
    N. vieillardii also looking surprisingly nice

    Nepenthes eustachya (x gracilis?)
    This plant is an heirloom clone of N. eustachya, probably wild-collected, from the university collection - I'm pretty sure it's actually a hybrid with N. gracilis

    Nepenthes campanulata BE
    N. campanulata BE
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    N. eustachya basically loses its wings pretty early on, even in lowers, so I'd say that's definitely a gracilis hybrid
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