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    Hey all,
    I was wondering what does superthrive do to the Nepenthes?

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    Hi eplants02,

    There have been a couple of posts about this (some were in general discussions) but the gist of it is that some Neps enjoy a dose of 1/2-1 drop per gallon of Superthrive once a month.

    I personally conducted an experiment of ovedosing my N. Ventricosa. A good 20 times the dose [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] Anyhow, my leaves unfurled like crazy, but my developing pitchers went into stasis until I flushed out the pot with water and waited a month or so. Not a good experiment, mmmkay?

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    It's easy mmmmkay?

    lol...

    pretty much that's it... I use it every other month... but If others are using it without ill effect monthly... then go for it!

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    But what happens to the plant itself once you applied the Superthrive?

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    the plant itself remains the same. once you have applied it it will take about 1-2 weeks before you notice the results. i am seeing results with my slow growing judith finn and my others [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    i use 1 drop to a gallon, but what usualy happens is it grows faster, bigger, and more pitchers [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    but if you use it too much the plant will think its getting enough nutrients from the ST and wotn put out any more pitchers since its already 100% healthy [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    or if you apply too much it wont pitcher at all, itll go into stasis like wickedthistle said =/


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    When I started on Superthrive, my N. Ventricosa and N. Alata grew new growth at the bottom of the plants about a month later, two for N. Ventricosa and three for my N. Alata. I was never really sure if it was because of the superthrive though. But I began applying the stuff again last month after stopping for a few months, and last week I had 2 more growth starting on the bottom of the N. Alata. (but nothing for Ventricosa yet)

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    I think ST may help against shock if aplied a week before trans-planting and while transplanting. There are many ways to induce basal shoots in N.Ventricosa if exposed to high light levels then brought back to normal levels they well put out many off-shoots. I've gotten 2-3 basal shoots on my plants before. These were imature plants and this is has also worked for fatboy. I heard people say that when they get a new plant they applie ST and they then think it was the ST and not the plant adjusting to the enviroment that makes them grow faster.

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    That's a lot of basal shooting( bang!).

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