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Thread: Nepenthe Rajah

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    My brother wants to know how to take care of a Nepenthes rajah , I got a cutting for him , but he does'nt believe a word I say about how to take care of these plants , and then he refused to take the plant i gave him and wants to get one from anybody in the forums . So post or message me for care intructions for this plant , and if any body is willing to give him that plant , then message me through the forums or post here . One more thing , take a vote if this plant is easy to take care of or hard , That brother of mines , he'll never trust me about any thing i say .


    (Edited by tuyen thi at 3:54 pm on May 26, 2002)

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    uhh, you got a plant and you have no idea how to take care of it? well the only people i know with rajah are Nepenthes Gracilis, Tony Paroubek, and Martin

    how much did you pay for it? since its a Nepenthes i think you should post this into the Nep forum, and if you search around in the nep forum, under the pages, then you can find other posts about it, nepG has asked about now he owns one and its growing kinda fast for a SLOW grower, its a ultra highland, it likes the night temps between around, 40-50 and the day temps around, 70-80
    not too hot, and it likes lots of sun and the humidity has to ALWAYS be around, OVER 80% HUMIDITY for best growth, nepG as his most of the time in 100% humidity and he gives it cool temps 40-50 even though it tolerates 50-60 at night but his is growing fast because he gives it really good conditions [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    ask him about it, maybe #### post a picture,

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    Yes, why did you do that Tuyen? Buy a rare plant and noone wants to take care of it? You might as well send it to me I'd gladly take it! No offense but that is sorta ignorant in my view point. Anyhow care instrucitons on how my N.Rajah is grown are as follows.

    Temperature- Day-60-80F
    Night-50-45F
    Light- one 15 watt growlight that is 1 foot long

    Soil- Living Spahgnum moss

    Humidity in general humidity should remain about 70% at all times, but can flucuate down to 50% with no effects. But at night it MUST be in the range I descrbe for night, Rajah NEEDS it that high for very good growth. Day- 70-80%
    Night- ALWAYS must be near 100% IE: 80-90% is fine.

    Air circulation- must be good to keep fungus at bay as for all nepenthes.

    Feeding- feed when posible with a smaller than normal insect to keep pitcher from rotting, but the tiny piece will suffice the plant greatly.

    Watering- water when need with cool-chilly water.

    Hope this helps.

    N.Rajah as grown under the above conditions.




    Sorry for quality , but a sideview.


    New pitcher descending from tendril and use my fingers for a scale of how big my largest Rajah pitcher is so far in it's life.


    Nice quality photo of overhead view, notice the few pitchers and how healthy my plant is and other peoples
    Rajah's are when properly cared for. I also want to mention notice that it's new leaves are significanly larger than the previous ones.Either you or your brother need to care for the Rajah now or send it to me for a trade or something! BTW, how old is your brother?

    (Edited by nepenthes gracilis at 9:57 am on May 26, 2002)

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    Tuyen Thi

    A nepenthes rajah is a nepenthes rajah regardless of who is providing the plant. One coming from a forum member will be no different than the one you are offering to your brother. Your brother should say "thank you" and then get advice from this forum or research the web.

    Nep G offers good information. Take it to heart and practice the care suggestions on the TWO plants you have. Being such a rare plant, you are lucky that both you and your brother have one. There are many people who would love to get one.

    Perhaps since your n. rajah is so large and growing so well (catching and eating 5-lb. squirrels), you could take a cutting of it and share it with someone on the forums who has been looking for a rajah. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] OR if your brother does not want the plant, maybe there is someone here who would like to have it.

    Suzanne


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    #Moderation Mode

    I'm moving your topic to the Nepenthes forum, but I'm not locking because, well, this is "General Discussions." You might get more help in the Nepenthes forum, however.

    Moved here

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    We would all like to see a picture of it! How big is it? Where did you buy it? Do you think the place you bought it from might have more that other ppl can buy? How much was it? I'm interested... Tell us more.

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    As I said in the other forum about squirrels , my camera is still broken . The cutting that I gave my brother has 2 medium size pitchers , I got the cutting from my nepenthes rajah that ate a squirrel , the place I got the orinal plant that ate the squirrel was called carnivore craze , The place had every sort of carnivorous plant you could think of , I got my nepenthes rajah for about 20 dollars , but since the manager is my friend he gave me it for 15 dollars .

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    How big is the plant? I only know of about 5 N.Rajah palnts big enough to eat mice/small mammals. I think your overexaggerating my friend.

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