My N.rafflesiana just isn't growing. I got it with withered pitchers and it was in normal orange soil. I left it like so for 3 weeks, but it hasn't done anything, except to get browner. I think it did put out some small leaves tho. There're some leaves which are more waxy and others which are green but dry.
So, today, I changed the medium to peat/sand/perlite and will transfer it to a bigger pot tomorrow. I noticed that its roots were clumped into a ball in the old soil... is this restricting its growth?
One other thing is, how much light shld I give this plant? I read that Raffs prefer lesser light, but again, I read that Raffs in less light produce fewer pitchers [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] So, what's the correct thing I shld do? Just some backgrd again, I live close to the equator and thus the light here is quite strong. I'm thinking of putting it in a shaded area under the porch. I don't think sunlight shines directly there, but it isn't dark.
Finally, I saw some rather interesting looking tissue cultured Raffs in sterile containers for sale at a local nursery. How long do these take to reach a size when they can be potted? Right now, they're about the size of half a palm... quite cute really [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]