here it is I like it and you?
here it is I like it and you?
OMG, is that yours?!?!?
LOOKS SO NICE@!!!!!!!!!!
i want one !
Nice pic, what variant of bical is that, do not think I have seen a green based version. Hope all is well..
it's a typical bical
I think that the green base is as it was expose to low light condition wholr growing.
Thanks, you sure it isn't a red flush? Looks more like the red flushes I have if I took out the under orange and replaced it with green. I'll try to get a picture up. If it isn't the same I can try to get you a cutting soon.
Nice Bicalcarata Arie! It's looking very menacing! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I'll post 2 pics of mine as well. It only has one picher right now, and a tiny one at that, but it has a nice red coloration and the next one is shaping up to be a doozie! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Here it is.
From another angle.
I'll be sure to post a pic of the new pitcher when it comes up! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
Arie, that is just gorgeous!
Hey all, tell me how you are growing your bicals,
everything from soil and soil depth to humidity and light.
I have mine in my terrarium, and it's just slow as a pig, even my merilliana outgrows it! what am I doing wrong?
It is possible they suffered root damage in shipping, I have two, one tiny one that barely holds on, and the larger one is just slow.. it's been about 5 months I think since I got them, and the larger one has three or four new leaves, while the smaller one puts up a new one just as the older one dies.
Larger one is sheltered a bit by the Ventricosa X Maxima, I am willing to move either plant a bit to get it more light if neccessary, if you look at the pictures I posted, you can't see the bical, but it is nestled between the ven x max and the stone outcropping in the center of the tank.
the smaller one is behind my raff in full light, could that be the problem? it's soil is also a bit more shallow, but being further from the center it maintains a very nice moist soil, not waterlogged or anything like that.
HUmidity is almost always near 100%. and a Fan kicks on several times a day to stir the air.
I used to keep mine in my standard Nepenthes mix, but I had read somewhere that they are usually found growing in LF sphagnum in the wild so I changed the mix to 100% LF sphagnum. I think that shocked it a little, and it slowed down for about a month, but It's growing well again, and the newest pitcher is starting to get big now. I keep it with all of my other lowland Neps outside, so I don't think that I can give you much help there. Temp range is in the 76-87F range (low 80s in the day high 70s at night) *with humidity in the 70-100% range (higher during the night). I have it on the bottom shelf next to my ampullaria mirabilis and Coccinea, so it gets more shade than my other plants. That's basically it. I treat it like the others basically.
Bicalcarata although able to take somewhat cool conditions for short periods, its growth rate is reduced sharply. They grow in lowland peat bogs.. hot and humid.