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    you know, the orchid baskets the hanging ones, with wood gap wood gap, then it has the 4 silver things on the ends to hang em up, id like to hang the bical

    and when do you think ill get em? i ordered it saturday, i duno how long it takes for him to get the plant out then it says 2-3 days shipping.

    so i think i should have it by this comin saturdya?

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    Stefano

    I got mine from Michael Hunt. It was shipped in a pot and had HUGE pitchers... Which I sadly destroyed. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] I also almost killed the plant trying to get rid of the "scale insects" that were in fact the sugar glands :o DOH!!! I don't think that you should put the bicalc in a hanging basket, since they grow (according to what I have read) in very wet conditions in nature. I think a hanging basket would dry out too quickly for it unless you water it regularly and don't forget. You could put it in a plastic hanging basket though, which would't let the soil dry out too quickly. I used to have it in my regular Nep mix, but I have since put it in 100% sphagnum, and it seems to be doing better in that anyway (my opinion anyway; I can't verify that experimentaly) The tobaica I think would do well in a wood basket (from the little that I have read about it). Just don't forget to use the superthive before you pot your new neps up! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Joel

    BTW: Stefano, My N gracilis 'nigrapurpurea' (it has purple pitchers) has just put out two basal shoots, so in a couple of months I might have some of it to trade for a tobaica cutting. Just thought you might want to know that. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    hmm yea sure, i never heard of that nep

    i heard tobaica grows REALLY fast!

    i promised nepG to give him a cutting when i take them, im sure i can get one to you too [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    ahh the gracilis nigrapurpurea

    didnt read the whole thing

    is it this kind??



    is that what it is? when i get the tobaica ill surely trade you one after i send nepG a cutting then i may send one to phill and jaie

    could i put the bical in something like yours? the wire basket with the plastic wraped and the orchid fiber or some thign whatever it is liked around it, when you buy it ug get the basket and that liner stuf and can i plant it in there?

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    Yeah that one! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I notice a few weeks ago that it stopped growing for no reason, and then suddenly i found a little picher all alone at the base! I'll trade you one of these two for a tobaica cutting when it grows bigger. It's definitly one of my favorite Neps since it grows so fast! Here's a picture of the basal shoots with the tiny pitchers. Enjoy!



    Joel

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    Joel, is that N.Gracilis "Nigrapurpurea" Or is that Bical? I think it is Gracilis Nigrapurpurea isn't it?


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    well he just said it was 2 posts ago

    hehehehe


    OMG JOEL!!!!

    SO YOUR GRACILIS NIGAPURPUERA IS THIS ONE WHEN IT GROWES BIGGER?[img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]?/





    OMG!!! i will DEFINATLY trade you a tobaica cutting for that purple one! that is AWSOME!

    i duno when i will receive the tobaica, i ordered it saturday, the 4th of may, hope i get it soon and the bical hehe, well can i plant it in the one of the hanging baskets that you got? with the wire and when you buy it it coems with that lining with it? could i plant the bical in that?

    and also, can you post a picture of the regular nigapurpurea? the orgininal mother who produced teh 2 babies? [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Thanks

    -stefano

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    Stefano

    My gracilis would look like that (or similar to that at least) if I gave it more sun. I might put it in a sunnier location later this year, since I'm planning on putting most of my neps in hanging baskets. But Iíll definitely trade you a cutting once the buds get bigger. As for the bicalc in the hanging basket, I think itís possible, but youíll have to make sure that the soil doesnít dry out too quickly. I think that a cocofiber basket, like the ones that I use, would work well with it since the fiber is very compact. You could also put a plastic sheet (the heavy duty type, not the cheap-o garbage bag stuff) on the inside of a wooden basket, which I think would make it just as effective for water retention as a regular pot. Whatever you do, just be sure to pick a big basket, as bicalcarata needs (like NG said) lots of space for its roots to grow.

    Here are the pics of the gracilis plant. The largest pitcher is a little more than 2 inches tall, but Iím hoping that itís get some bigger ones going soon since the basal shoots are open now. I think Iím gonna start another post-you-nep-pics-here thread! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Picture of the whole plant

    Close up of a big pitcher


    BTW NepG: I'll trade you a cutting too if you want once the basal shoots get bigger. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Joel

    (Edited by mindmaze128 at 7:43 pm on May 7, 2002)

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