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    N. clipeata Clone U

    A slow but steady grower, I've had this plant since 2012/2013 (before I started keeping detailed records) and it limped along in my highland rack for several years, growing into quite a large plant but never doing well. I removed a basal that did very well in a small lowland setup so I moved the mother plant into the tank (and replanted the basal into this pot) and it's growing better than ever.

    N. clipeata Clone U

    The hardest part about this species is certainly growing it out from a TC explant to about 4 inches across -- after that it's slow but much hardier. Still definitely my favorite species.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    Coffee is highly debatable as to whether or not it's helpful (and after several years of thinking it was doing good I now fall into the opposite opinion); on a different note, really wish I still had my clip x (clip x eymae), that hybrid is so nice. The funky leaf and pitcher shape of pure clipeata is just perfect too.
    Hey H, mind elaborating on why you feel coffee is bad vs good (as you did intitially)? Over load on organic material that becomes metabolized by unwanted organisms?
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    Yes, in some cases there were issues with the plants after using coffee (perhaps it was acting more as an algae fertilizer), but mostly I just ended up not seeing any difference between coffee treated plants and non-treated, so I stopped using it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clue View Post
    A slow but steady grower, I've had this plant since 2012/2013 (before I started keeping detailed records) and it limped along in my highland rack for several years, growing into quite a large plant but never doing well. I removed a basal that did very well in a small lowland setup so I moved the mother plant into the tank (and replanted the basal into this pot) and it's growing better than ever.

    The hardest part about this species is certainly growing it out from a TC explant to about 4 inches across -- after that it's slow but much hardier. Still definitely my favorite species.
    I like the 'weed' in that pot

    I've got what I'd call a monsterously-sized clippy clone U pitcher a brewing... I can't wait til it opens up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thez_yo View Post
    I like the 'weed' in that pot

    I've got what I'd call a monsterously-sized clippy clone U pitcher a brewing... I can't wait til it opens up!
    Thanks Zu, it's a Paphiopedilum amabile (=bullenianum?), which grows sympatrically on Kelam with N. clipeata as per this photo by Ch'ien Lee.

    In other news, pure N. clipeata seed was recently produced between an AW plant from a Canadian grower and the famous wild-sourced female N. clipeata at the Hyogo Flower Center in Japan! Much more exciting than the planned release of new N. clipeata clones from BE several years back (which never happened apparently ).
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    Nice and nice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    Yes, in some cases there were issues with the plants after using coffee (perhaps it was acting more as an algae fertilizer), but mostly I just ended up not seeing any difference between coffee treated plants and non-treated, so I stopped using it.
    A good rinsing with water a day or two after any coffee application should or event any algal buildup in any quick-draining media. I had a similar algal issue with MaxSea, even with thorough rinsing, and have stopped using that . . .
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    Never had an issue with Maxsea, but then I don't apply it to the soil. I also grow many (not all) of my Nepenthes in undrained pots in an indoor greenhouse and my dry climate and bad tap water limit application of water, so I don't have the option of regularly flushing out those pots that are drained.
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