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    Monday morning here. Have a champagne head this morning after a birthday party for Diana at the yacht club yesterday. Hic! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    Lots of questions!

    The lowland nurseries shown in the photographs are pretty messy compared to the highland ones which are run by Diana. There are 3 lowland nursery buildings and only one of them is shown in the photos, it happens to be to oldest.

    We'll be going to the highlands tonight and will be staying up there for about a week so I'll get some pics of the 'N. rajah field'. It's not really a field, maybe just a plot with perhaps 2 or 3 hundred juvenile plants if I recall correctly but they sure are growing well in the ground as opposed to in pots.

    yes Joe, those gallon pots each have a single clone of a red or tricolor. One of them has a William's red in it. In fact, here it is:



    Nice try with the cuttings guys [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] I think I'll keep them here though!

    Joe, taking cuttings from a William's red and then selling them on is probably viable if you can do it. We have a 6 month waiting list for this variety. The one I called Sunset is one of the 2 large vining plants outdoors so I haven't been taking cuttings. However, if it doesn't flower soon I'll take the scissors to it. Grrr! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]
    Rob Cantley
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    Rob,

    So, these fit in with the formula that Jeff Shafer noted, that green is easiest to grow and propagate, followed by speckleds, and then reds.
    What do you think about the smoke water idea?

    Regards,

    Joe

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    Hi Rob,
    Great shots of the nursery! At what point will those vines start producing the clusters of pitchers along their lengths? A mutual friend in Miami has his amps doing this, but they are growing under lights. Is it a humidity issue?

    Trent

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    Hi Trent,

    I think it may well be a humidity issue. In dipterocarp forest you see the aerial rosettes frequently but not so on N. ampullria growing on forest margins even though they may also be large plants. No signs of aerial rosettes on my vines alas!

    N. x trichocarpa however produces aerial rosettes at quite small size and humidity doesn't seem to matter much. There's one vining all over my balcony where the humidity is sometimes very low and it has aerial and basal rosettes. Very cute!
    Rob Cantley
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    I think Rich Ellis is the only person I have seen with aerial rosettes on an amp, and yes, his little 7x7 grow chamber had a humidifier in it and made it very humid. The pitchers were huge, too.

    Cheers,

    Joe

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