User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 22

Thread: who has the biggest

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    110
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    and what do you keep it in? Pics would be great!!

    I have one that I got in July I think, its now pushing 17" across, it was a tiny thing when I got it. It still has some of its original pitchers too. Just wondering what everyone is doing with these potential huge plants.

  2. #2
    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Alexandria Bay, NY Z-5a
    Posts
    6,341
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My smaller N. bicalcarata 'orange' is about 20 inches across.

    My mammoth plant is about a half a foot shy of 3 foot across. so 2.5 feet across.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    110
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    so what do you keep it in? Any pics?

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We have a large female bicalcarata, "Big Mama", that is more than three feet across. I'll measure her when I get home tonight. I would take a picture of her, but don't have a digital camera. I'm stuck in the twentieth century with a Nikon F3 and a bunch of expensive Nikkor lenses, so I shoot transparencies. A friend of mine has a Coolpix, so maybe I can borrow it.
    Snowy Falcon saw her during the summer. She's even bigger now. Michelle (my wife) gives her about a gallon of water every other day-growing in LFSphag., in a five gallon pot. The main vine is like a broom handle. I'll need a chainsaw when I take cuttings.

    Trent

  5. #5
    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Alexandria Bay, NY Z-5a
    Posts
    6,341
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here's the "big one" and the smaller one, nothing compared by the sounds of it to Trent's big female, but I hoep mine will be there someday [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] These plants are housed in an indoor lowland grow chamber. The temperate at the highest is 25.7C or 78.2F on average and lows are around 63F or 17.3C

    My "mammoth"
    [img]http://home.**********.com/nepenthesgracilis/bical1.JPG[/img]
    Little one
    [img]http://home.**********.com/nepenthesgracilis/bical2.JPG[/img]




  6. #6
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    San Antonio, Texas; USA
    Posts
    2,363
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    mine is about half again bigger than your 'little one' and it's a 'red/orange' variant... I think also called a 'blusher'...

    pitchers are about two inches tall...

    it's in my terrarium, I have come to the conclusion the terrarium is great for little plants, but stifles growth on larger ones... as soon as I have an alternative, it's gonna get ripped apart and the plants will get a new potted home.
    \"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: \"Mankind\". Basically, it\'s made up of two separate words - \"mank\" and \"ind\". What do these words mean ? It\'s a mystery, and that\'s why so is mankind.\" ~ Jack Handey

  7. #7

    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,265
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll testify to Trent's Bicalc. It's huge! I don't think I can even imagine it bigger! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

    SF

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    SoCal (born in utah)
    Posts
    1,140
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    mines about 4 inches with 0 pitchers. the fact that I got it this october or so for less than 20 bucks explains that. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] its a 'red flush'.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •