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    Yeee Haaaw. I just scored a very, very nice N. Coccinea from a local garden store this morning…actually two in one attractive six inch hanging pot. They have an…18” wingspan, 24” from top leaf to bottom of lowest pitcher, the two biggest pitchers are slightly over 6”…darned near as fat as a coke can and with very nice color. When I looked at the price I couldn't get my money out fast enough.
    Right now I have it hanging under my awning about three feet from the “sun line”.
    My questions are:
    Should it get direct sun?
    Should I attempt to separate the two plants?
    Will the constant 5 to 10 knot breeze we get here in S. FL harm it?
    I doubt they will catch any food in a hanging configuration, so what can I feed it?
    The instructions say to fill the pitcher about half full of water…is that correct?
    Any other tips on keeping these guys healthy would be appreciated.
    It is the prize of my collection along with my Bical...which by the way...should I treat the Bical the same way?
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    I'd love to help, but I'm sure everyone could help more if we could have all of the information about the conditions (ie: temperature, humidity, etc) that the plant(s) are in... But generally, water with distilled water, lowland conditions (like bical) and it should be happy, as it is a fairly easy grower... GOOD LUCK!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    Mine have direct sun for about 5 hours a day. Also, when I got my huge N. Coccinea, I did separate it, and both halves are doing better. They were root bound and needed it desperately. But be prepared for a long surgery of untangling muck covered roots! You might want to take some cuttings in case surgery fails! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] You don't need to fill the pitchers. They will fill by themselves. If the old ones don't have any fluid left, the new ones will. Mine are on the porch, exposed to the wind as well. I filled a two liter bottle of water and tied it to the pot as a weight to help keep it from falling (top heavy + long vines + constant gusts = disaster waiting to happen) There is always a long line of ants heading into my pitchers, so no worries there! If I catch wasps, I put them in too.
    Hope I helped!
    SF

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    Falcon, I know you live in Boca and am amazed that the sun doesn't burn your plants up. Two layers of window screen cover mine from noon to 5. When they were in direct afternoon sun my red dragons expired in only a few days, the Dentes manged to survive but just barely, and I kept them in a watering tray. Oh well! Different stokes for different folks. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    They are in a porch, so it does have a light screen in front of the light, though the screen is not as heavy as the window screen you're talking about. Still the sun is strong enough to qualify as direct sun (enough to give me a sunburn if I stay out there long enough&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]. It may be a little heavy but it grows great and the new pitchers are fully red with very little to no green spots near the base.

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    Hi Lauderdale,

    Bicalcaratas like shady conditions with high humidity. As for coccinea, I also got mine quite large (about 6 or 7 growing points coming out of the soil). When I repotted it, I found that there was more root than soil. When you repot, try not to damage the orange/yellow roots, as for the black roots, I just gently pulled off what would come using a garden hose and my fingers ( It took me about half an our to get it sorted out and after, I rinsed it with filterd water). It survived very well showing little negative reaction. This surprised me considering how much root I got rid of.

    Right now, mine gets a lot of indirect ligh from hanging under
    a big green umbrella. I had it in more direct sun before, and the leaves burned. This, however, might have been a reaction to my constant misting (the sun hits the water droplets on the leaf and, like a magnufying glass, burns a little round spot- multiply this by a lot). When I moved it to the shade, it was much happier. Coccineas seem to br very strong plants, yours would probably be fine so long as you don't mist it when the sun is shining directly on it.

    We live in Florida, the land of pesky flying bugs- don't worry about feeding it. Even ants will get caught when one wanders down the pot and infroms the rest of the nest.

    Whenever I get a plant that has pitchers that are empty, I fill them up. Of the more than ten plants I've done this with, I have never seen a negative reaction.

    Only once have strong winds damaged mine. Ripped a couple of pitchers right off, but that was all.

    I hope this helps. Good luck with your new acqusition.

    Regards, Jonathan

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    cool , the biggest neps i every found in local garden shops were in 3 inch pots and thats kinda the biggest size i've ever seen neps too . what company did your nep come from , i'm gonna ask my local garden shop to start ordering from them [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] , neps in 6 inch pots for sale at gardens stores are never seen here . [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    Goldtrap, All I could get the garden shop owner to tell me is the grower is in Apopka, FL. He is probably "wholesale only" but I am going track him down just so I can see the operation and maybe get a few growing tips. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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