User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 25 to 32 of 37

Thread: Nepenthes villosa

  1. #25
    swords's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Cernunnos Woods
    Posts
    8,121
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey an even better idea Tony!I hadn't thought about that!
    I could just use my other 4" CPU fan and the same ducting setup I already have for the AC in the summer. Ah, now I have more $$ to spend on bulding a larger highland enclosure and some more plants!

  2. #26

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    440
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Believe it or not, I've actually tried something similar to what you're thinking, Swords.
    One year, I actually drilled a hole through the side of my house (only about 8 cm diameter)
    to draw in air from the outside using a 10 cm fan. My intent was to cool a much
    larger area than what you are considering, so this approach may work better for what you have
    in mind, but I can tell you that it was not very successful for me. What's more, one would need
    a thermostat in the loop to turn off the fan to prevent cooling below the desired temperature.
    Finally, on warm nights, you're not going to get much cooling, and there's nothing you can
    do about it. I live at 1800 m elevation, and during the summer, overnight lows are sometimes
    no lower than 20 C, which means temps inside are considerably higher.

    Mind you, I'm not saying that this won't work. Am merely trying to share my experience with
    you and play the role of "devil's advocate". Certainly, this could be useful in the winter, if
    implemented correctly.

  3. #27
    Tony Paroubek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Far Away NY
    Posts
    4,640
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ok I managed to take a few pics today...

    Here is my whopping 1" (2.5cm) villosa pitcher.. I guess I can't complain as the plant is only about twice that size. But it is getting bigger (slooooowly hehe). BTW this is a clone from Borneo Exotics. They have a couple different ones.
    Tony
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

  4. #28

    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Bavaria, in the South of Germany
    Posts
    319
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow !

    Under what conditions do you grow your N. villosa, Tony ?

    Martin

  5. #29

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    440
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here is a picture of one of the pitchers from one of my plants. The photo was taken about
    two hours ago. Tony, please don't think that I'm trying to "show you up" by posting this
    now. I'd intended to do so for a couple days now, but didn't get around to taking this photo
    'til now. Judging from your photo, your plant looks great and you are to be commended upon
    the job you are doing with it!

    As the plant gets older, the pitchers start to look more and more like what one sees in
    photos. Development of pitchers is very slow, however!


  6. #30
    Tony Paroubek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Far Away NY
    Posts
    4,640
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No offense at all! I am anxiously awaiting the day for my little guy to look more like an adult hehe.

    hmm well If I tell you how I grow it your gonna say.. ACK he's gonna kill it! But I will tell you anyway.....

    It is in a mix of fine coconut husk chips, chopped NewZealand sphagnum and perlite. (fair amount of sphag on the highlander blend) Sorry I don't have ratios.. I just mix it till it feels right. Rough guess 1:1:1..

    It gets watered every day or two with RO water so stays fairly moist. Pretty high light.. sorry no footcandle meter. Humidity is pretty high.. sorry no hygrometer. There are underbench misters in the whole greenhouse that come on at 82-84 degrees for cooling. At 86 or so one exhaust fan comes on and at 88 or so a second one comes on. The second one normally isn't running. The misters also help keep the humidity up when the exhaust fans are running, which is why they come on first. I do not have evaporative pads on this greenhouse.

    Summer time the greenhouse cools down at night to whatever it is outside, to a minimum of about 52. Most nights it is between 55-60, although we could have a few days of 65 at night occasionally.

    During the winter the Night temps are actually warmer since I don't have set back thermostats (yet). SO night temps during the winter are around 62. During the day if the sun is shining it might be 80 in there.. if the sun isn't shining it's ... 62

    I do think it is very important that Nepenthes are feed if they are not catching enough of their own insects. I have freeze dried crickets and bloodworms which I use periodically.. although with all my plants it is hard to keep after them so I do use a liquid fertilizer at least a couple times a month.

    ALL this is going to change next year however as I already have plans drawn up for some expanded facilities that will allow me to give the various plants a more natural environment.
    Tony
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

  7. #31
    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)
    Jeez! That's very nice Jeff! You too Tony! Both those palnts make me envious. j/k Keep it up guys!

  8. #32

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    97
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Thumbs up

    Wow, I am gonna have to get that plant! Both of your plants looks awesome : ) . I was wandering Jeff, and Tony how old are your plants is and how tall are the pitchers pictured? I know the plants grow very slow, but I am still curious how slow. Thnx.

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. How slow is nepenthes villosa?
    By evergreen in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-08-2008, 05:48 PM
  2. Thought on Nepenthes villosa...
    By Capensis in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 11-12-2008, 12:50 AM
  3. Nepenthes villosa
    By JB_OrchidGuy in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-25-2006, 08:35 PM
  4. Nepenthes villosa
    By MrAga73 in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-22-2005, 03:38 PM
  5. Nepenthes villosa
    By droseraman in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-30-2004, 02:14 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
  •