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    Hey Nep G,

    I'd like to see your N.mira if you have time.

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    Dustin, that aritolochioides is great, indeed! You're doing great things with it! 4cm? Nice! I think my largest is about 3cm... There's another one swelling, though, so maybe I can give you a run for your money...

    I see that you say your merriliana is touchy....I haven't had any trouble with mine, and it pitchers readily. I'm curious....what kind of set up do you have yours in? Mine is HOT and HUMID...I'm talking steam room. It's potted in a deep pot (cut off two liter bottle...which I'm going to have to change...roots coming out the bottom already. And the darn thing has only a 5 or 6 inch diamter), medium is 2:1:1 LFSeterchid mix (or there about). Also, I don't water it too often, but I certainly never let it dry out completely.
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    Hey guys,

    Joe, I dunno 100 N. ventricosa? lol!

    Pat, surely.

    Dave, ok lol As for the N. merrilliana, I do find it to be an easy plant also but it took a LONG time for me to figure out what it wanted...and it is bright lights, almost 100% humidity and darn hot temperatures! Also, a deep pot is a MUST, this species seems to have an almost "tap root" like root habit and mass. Mine is doing very well in the 1gal. nursury pot, the red form of N. merrilliana I also have is also very pretty adn doing nicely too.

    And of course, more pics!


    N. maxima


    N. maxima


    N. hamata and glabrata


    N. lowii "Mt. Kinabalu"


    N. aristolochioides (better coloration)


    N. mira


    N. mira


    N. aristolochioides malformed green pitcher, its almost a "two face" the other pitcher side is normal!

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    Thanks!
    How big is the N.mira pitcher, and how long are the leaves? And how tall is the plant?

    Pat

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    Sure,

    Plant is 3 inches tall WITH the flower stalk, without it's 1.5"
    Tendrils range form 7 to 8" long and wirey.
    Leafes are 3" each so the plant is around 6" in diameter.
    Pitcher is 4" tall (newest) ones coming up may be larger.

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    A six inch diameter flowering plant?! WOW! I really LOVE N. mira, but I had heard some people say that the "mature" pitchers come very late, others have experiances more like yours... I am curious how long it took to grow to that size from the size that you got it? Also, how long did mature pitchers take to show up? WONDERFUL PLANT!!
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    Hi L-man,

    Well, it appears to be a neat thing about N. mira that it flowers young. Before I even got a specimen I noticed when I went to Tony's a few times that most of his N mira were tiny little buggers but growing strong and flowering! Some were 4 inches across and flowering. Must just be something wierd this species does, I can't explain it, but I do know the gender, its a girl!

    As for large mature pitchers, sure it takes time for any plant from a small size to grow large and really shows its "true colors". I bought mine around 4 or 5 inches in diameter and now its around six, so I need to give Tony credit for getting it to 4-5 inches and I can take credit for the 1 inch it has grown since I bought it. Of course I dunno how big they were when he recieved them from Andreas, perhaps they were 2 inches across, he grew them to 5 and then I grew it to six. But anyways, I don't think it takes super long to see N. mira pitcher size get big, I've watched a plant of Tonys for a few years now, and it already has like 6 inch tall 4 inch across pitchers on it.

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    N. mira is fairly fast. It is tempermental about environment changes as it does not respond well to humidity drops. ie big wide thin leaves that lose moisture quickly!
    One of it's oddities is that small plants will send up a small flower or two .. Nothing like it should when it is fully grown but still interesting. It does make large pitchers for the size of the plant when grown properly. It is also no slouch and can get fairly large, but if you have the room the display is great.

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