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Thread: New n. ampullaria colorations

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    Throw down seeds? *THROW down seeds?!! *I'll have you know that I carefully put each one down and then spray it with water until it is in intimate contact with the media... well, almost! * [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    I'm going to be contentious here [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] *... I don't believe that there is any such thing as a "giant form" of Nepenthes ampullaria. *In my opinion, under certain conditions any plant of this species can produce "giant" pitchers. *One way would be to wait many years and train it to climb through the gloom as if for a jungle canopy. *In the wild, in certain areas of juvenile dipteropcarp forest, the amps have attained the canopy. *The woody stems can be thicker than your thumb *and produce beautiful aerial rosettes with enormous pitchers. * However, if you take cuttings from those plants and grow them in higher light levels, they revert to normal growth and size. Now I expect someone will prove me wrong [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
    Rob Cantley
    Nep Nut in Sri Lanka

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    I hear you on the "giant" description. I am more interested in the red coloration. I do have Cantley's red, also(named for some Nepenthes nut in Sri Lanka). Maybe the most useful thing about naming it "giant red form" is that we can be pretty sure that anyone who says they have it , is growing one of hese cuttings from Malesiana. The biggest pitchers I have seen of ampullaria(in pictures, of course) are from, I believe, Irian Jaya.
    As for sowing Nepenthes seed, I have sparyed a misting bottle until my hand went numb and never get satisfactory seed-on-soil contact, lol. I need to catch a misty, drizzly rain I guess and let the pots get rained on.
    We can be jealous of your conditions all we want, but as you said, you moved there for that purpose. I have not even moved to Florida(I live in Nebraska) for a better climate for a lowland greenhouse. It would be financial suicide to do that here.



    PS Sorry about the "Thrown down' comment [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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