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    Well to my surprise and delight today my mom brought home a beautiful nep. She ocassionaly brings home a VFT, but nothing like this Since this is my first nep. I need to know everything about this one, I know, distilled water. What I am unsure of is:

    1.) how much sulight

    2.) do I keep it wet like all other CP's

    3.) Does it have a dormancy period? If so when?

    4.) What kind of temps. and humidity does this nep need?

    5.) What kind of nep. is this?

    6.) Any other tips



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    Looks Like a Nepenthes Coccinea.

    There was a recent post about this plant in the past.

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    1) Direct sunlight for several hours, shade for rest of the day. That works well for me.
    2) Keep it damp, not sopping. Let it get almost dry before deeply watering again. Do not let it get too dry, err on the side of extra water
    3) No dormancy, it grows all year!
    4)It probably is a lowlander, it looks like a N.Coccinea that didn't get enough light, or some other hybrid with Raff parentage. Thus 80's-90's during the day and 70s during the night.
    5)The next pitcher or two should reveal it's true identity. I'd guess N. Coccinea, but there seems to be too much green speckling. Are there any pitchers that are solid red?

    SF

    Edit: Too fast LenG44!

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    I agree, It is a coccinea but it hasn't gotten alot of light for a while and thats why it has green specs [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Mine used to be like that when I had it on the shade, but now it gets a little sunlight and its completely red wine. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] Good luck growing it dfalkanger!

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    I just went through a what-the-heck-is-this with a plant a lot like that one. Guess what? I'll say coccinea. I'm a follower. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    OTOH, I did find some pictures of a spotted alata with a fat belly that confused me. Apparently, alata is one of several plants with some differing looks. If it isn't a coccinea there are enough alata to keep you guessing for a while before you even move on to the "Bs." The more I learn, the more confused I get sometimes.

    If it is coccinea, if you give it some room, it grows like a weed. I guess Orlando over the last month has had pretty good growing conditions. *going to get camera*

    The pitcher on the right is the biggest old pitcher. The one on the left is new.

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    Quote (Beagle @ Sep. 19 2003,10:58)
    If it is coccinea, if you give it some room, it grows like a weed. I guess Orlando over the last month has had pretty good growing conditions. *going to get camera*[/QUOTE]
    Yea from what it sounds like, I'm not sure if the conditions here are ideal for the coccinea. I'll keep it indoors, and in the winter it will probably be down towards 68-70 indoors w/ not a lot of humidity. It does seem to grow pretty fast, just over night I can tell that some of the new pitchers have moved. I love this new plant, I hope I don't kill it though. I might become a nepenthes freak!

    I am going to try and see though if I can keep it alive and well. I think it will be able to get used to the conditions in my house. If I mist the plant a couple times a day it will keep the humidity up a little around the plant. Hopefully it will be all right though.

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    Quote (dfalkanger @ Sep. 19 2003,11:31)
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    Quote (Beagle @ Sep. 19 2003,10:5[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
    If it is coccinea, if you give it some room, it grows like a weed. I guess Orlando over the last month has had pretty good growing conditions. *going to get camera*[/QUOTE]


    Yea from what it sounds like, I'm not sure that I'll be able to provide ideal conditions the coccinea. I'll keep it indoors, and in the winter it will probably be down towards 68-70 indoors w/ not a lot of humidity. It does seem to grow pretty fast, just over night I can tell that some of the new pitchers have moved. I love this new plant, I hope I don't kill it though. I might become a nepenthes freak!

    I am going to try and see though if I can keep it alive and well. I think it will be able to get used to the conditions in my house. If I mist the plant a couple times a day it will keep the humidity up a little around the plant. Hopefully it will be all right though.

    Thanks for all the help everyone, any other tips would be great [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    One more thing, believe it or not, you can probably use tap water. If you kill your plant, don't blame me. But, I do water my coccinea with water from a hose sometimes if we don't have rain for a couple days. I'll mist with filtered water or distilled if I just finished misting other stuff.

    Of course, it's been raining a lot. So, if you don't get a lot of rain, forget what I just said.

    Neps, IMHO, are pretty tolerant of crappy water, sometimes.

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