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    I've been toying with the idea of growing a N. rajah outdoors here in San Franisco for a while, and finally got the guts. The light seems right where it is, and the temperatures and humidity are generally in the right range. Here it is (thanks Tony!), and that's a D. spatulata I put in the front corner. I really hope this works!



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    You never know until you try. I want to try growing outdoors here in Omaha,NE. Griffin says that it dont work (if I remember right), but if acclimated right it should. Avrg. temp in summer mid 90's with 90+ humididty. Thats about as lowland as it gets. I have no greenhouse.

    Any way, its always cool when something out of the ordinary will grow in your area.

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    BTW nice basket! Is it one of those "orchid" crate lookin things. A companion is good.

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    After years of struggling with this species.. I have determined that they like to eat...ALOT!

    Look forward to progress reports as the plant settles in and starts making new growth.

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    We're growing them outdoors in a field just like rows of potatoes and have found to our amazement that the results have been far better than we ever achieved in the nursery. I'm not sure if it's because there is more room for the roots to spread out sideways or whether because of natural prey, ore perhaps both. Anyway, good luck Capslock!
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    San Franisco has great temps for out door cultivation i dont think at all you would have a problem. Good luck looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Borneo @ April 09 2004,10:45)]

    We're growing them outdoors in a field just like rows of potatoes and have found to our amazement that the results have been far better than we ever achieved in the nursery. I'm not sure if it's because there is more room for the roots to spread out sideways or whether because of natural prey, ore perhaps both. Anyway, good luck Capslock!
    thats interesting, im assuming by you saying for their roots to spread out farther that they are not in pots and that that they arnt for sale?
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    That's right, they're just planted out in the ground, no special media. Actually they aren't for sale because of the risks of infestation by pests such as nematodes. It's an interesting experiment though and the results are surprising me very much.
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