User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 9 to 16 of 27

Thread: Northiana looks like a mutant

  1. #9
    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Alexandria Bay, NY Z-5a
    Posts
    6,341
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well said Trent.

    With my experience of N. northiana, mine arrived in a vermiculite potting mix. I have just repotted it into some coco nut chips/peat/perlite and milled sphagnum. Now it is doing much better. I'm getting pitchers again even.

    Tony, you got me addicted to that coco chips mix now! I gotta come down and buy some more pretty soon! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

  2. #10

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    146
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    NOW it is in peat, sand, river rock sand, long sphag, orchid bark, charcoal, vermiculite, and perlite. Did I forget anything?

    It's getting high heat and high humidity. If that does not work, I'll try voodoo.

  3. #11

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    146
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What are these "coco chips"?

    You know you are a nep nut when...

  4. #12

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Central Coast, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    792
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi all:

    i think we are getting mixed experiences with the soil type. A friend of mine had his northiana growing in the standard mix of peat, perlite, sand, sphagnum moss and orchid bark and it was not growing!!. he then added some aquarium gravel and the plant start growing better!. Possibly the alkalinity in the soil increased a little.

    I have read somewhere, i think Rob's site that perlite in the long term may be detrimental for neps due to the fact that it releases fluoride into the media.

    Gus

  5. #13

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You left out aliflor and pumice. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    We use coconut husk chips as part of our Paph and Phal mix (orchids, not a cp). I've thought about using it with Neps, but have hesitated because of the washing. I give two complete soakings of the chips-two complete changes of RO.water- before using them with the orchids. I wonder if this is suitable for Neps.
    Also, what proportions of peat and coconut are used?
    If Tony is using coconut husk chips, I would like to hear his input on this too.

    Trent

  6. #14
    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Alexandria Bay, NY Z-5a
    Posts
    6,341
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yup, gotta soak them 2 times with RO or distilled overnight preferably. I tried a mix without saoking and the palnts were not affected.....go figure. I throw in a handful or 2 of peat to clump the mix together.

  7. #15
    swords's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Cernunnos Woods
    Posts
    8,121
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have done pretty well with my N. northiana from 4" to 14" diameter in about a year with 5" pitchers. I too had the same questions about alkaline soils but everyone said that was BS. So I just potted mine in LFS (which is now live). The following photos are a couple months old so the plant is a bit bigger now:
    .


    It lives in a lowland chamber that is 85-95*F during the day and 70-75*F at night with humidity between 80-90% at all times (condensation on the glass at night). It is under 240 watts of flourescents and all sides of the tank are covered with reflective foil which not only causes the light to constantly bounce around but also helps retains heat inside the tank.
    Beneath the plants in the chamber is a big sheet of lighting grid/egg crate grid that is set ontop of PVC pipe running lenthwise across the floor of the tank and this way I can water the pots and the water which runs out sits in the "false bottom" pool and as it evaporates this makes the constant sticky environment true lowlanders love

  8. #16

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    887
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello,
    words, very nice plant! I have no experience with lowland neps, just wanted to compliment swords, lol,
    Kevin
    Kevin Peterson
    Grosse Pointe, MI

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. I think my ramispina might really be a mutant!
    By Ant in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-11-2008, 02:12 PM
  2. Mutant VFT
    By BuddhistAdam in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-03-2008, 12:34 AM
  3. My TC mutant
    By glider14 in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-11-2006, 07:47 PM
  4. mutant vtf's
    By leewoojin94 in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-16-2006, 08:03 AM
  5. Dingley Mutant
    By unknownclown in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-19-2002, 10:04 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •