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Thread: Transplanting a N. truncata

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    Hi,

    burying the lower part of the pitchers in the new soil works quite well for me. The plant itself might not look too nice due to this, but this is the only drawback from my experience. You might wait until the plant is even large and the new pot will fit without the need to bury the pitchers. Repotting plants about every two years is beneficial from my experience. Some nutrients seem to be in the soil which I'm not able to supply them in another way.

    Cheers Joachim

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    I would bury a cup or a small pot in the soil next to the plant in the bigger pot and let the pitcher hang down into it. Then when that pitcher finally dies you can pull the cup out and fill in the hole.

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    Whoa, this is a blast from the past! That was nearly a year ago, and it is with regret that I have to disclose that this was one of the very few neps that have died in my care. It was those darn little white thrip/fly/hellbeast things. They swarmed it, and I had to put it out of it's misery. There was an ebay auction for some tiny TC truncatas a while back for about $5 bucks, so I just bought a new one (which is now growing nicely), and retired this one. It's too bad because it really liked the conditions it was in and was growing quickly.

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    Oops, sorry about that. I was searching for truncata threads. I got this window mixed up with the windows I had current posts in. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Sorry to hear about your N. truncata.
    Whitefly LOVES to attack N. truncata and trunc hybrids. Not to get on a Whitefly rant again (see Griffin's post about pests). Our Fl Dept of Agriculture requires us to spray for pest control, and they prefer us to use Talstar. It's supposed to be better environmentally than most insecticides - and it doesn't stink! Sometimes the Orthene is so rank we can't stand to go in the greenhouse for days. Plus, Talstar doesn't leave a unsightly residue on the leaves. The only negative is the price- it's costly... but a little goes a long way.

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    Trent,
    I stopped at two places yesterday(Home Depot and a Earl May Garden Center)-no Orthene, Malathion or anything close.
    Oh and you were right-they are all on the N. 'Ile de France'....not a single thing evident on other plants on in the tank. I will bag it today, whether I can find something or not.

    Cheers,

    Joe

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    Joe,
    I'll pm you a nursery supply outfit here in south Florida that ships all over the country. They have all of the pesticides mentioned above and in your thread.

    Trent

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    Many will argue that this isn't a good thing to do, but it seems to work for me. I either wait until the plant is large enough that you won't have to worry about that as it will hang over the side of the larger pot. Or you can just plant it at an angle, and let it grow for a while, it will straighten out eventually.

    You can also just bury the pitcher in the medium, and then digit out once it dies, and fill in the hole with medium.

    That's what i do at least...
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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