User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 16

Thread: Two of my current favorites

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Cambridge, MA, USA
    Posts
    818
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just want to share my amazement and excitement about two relatively unsung Nepenthes, albomarginata purple form, and ramispina

    Both of these have very cool habits and pitchers that are unique and striking. They both happen to be very fast growers, as well. I looked over at my highland terrarium today, and woah, there's another pitcher on the ramispina. Crazy

    Anyway, enough talk.



    Okay, i gotta say something else. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Another cool thing about albomarginata is that it is much tougher in dealing with low humidity than most lowlanders. I took my rafflesiana, red ampullaria, campanulata and the albo out of my lowland terrarium and to the presentation i gave in January, and in spite of my caution, the raff, campanulata, and amp all looked like they'd been nuked

    Two weeks after the presentation

    after sitting out on display for a few hours for two days. The albomarginata never skipped a beat. It's very hairy, which probably helps.

    Now that it's too big for the terrarium, i'm trying to grow it on my windowsill for the summer. I'll let everyone know how it goes...

    The ramispina...



    ...that's it in the back. Sorry, i can't find the photo i thought i had. I guess i better get a better one while it lasts, right?

    See that pitcher on the far right? I swear it wasn't there two days ago!

    Edit: Okay, i'll get a better photo and bump this thread at that point, but i noticed that you can at least see the 'horns' (can someone please remind me of the proper botanical term?) that all the pitchers have if you look at the immature pitcher to the far left. Me parece un diablito.
    There's no 'a' in perlite.

    My Growlist
    NECPS.org - New England CP growers unite!

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Missouri,zone 5b
    Posts
    3,134
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice plants! Is something wrong with the leafs of the albomarginata? I believe the "horns" are called "spurs".
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/pondboy/Neps/Neps%20sig..JPG[/img]

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Cambridge, MA, USA
    Posts
    818
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks

    What do you mean by something wrong?

    The long, undulating, strap shape of them is characteristic. It's one of the cool things about them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] If you mean why do they look dull, instead of shiny, it's because they're covered with a fuzz that protects them from low humidity.
    There's no 'a' in perlite.

    My Growlist
    NECPS.org - New England CP growers unite!

  4. #4
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Westchester County, New York
    Posts
    5,377
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey D Mus,
    How do you grow your albo? Mine's not doing anything. It's not growing, or dying. It's just sitting there. It pitchered two or three times after I got it, then....just....stopped.
    I'm growing it as a lowlander with my bical, campanulata and gracilis, which are all growing just fine. I'm confused.
    17 Nash Rd.
    North Salem, NY 10560

    YOU! Outta my gene pool!

  5. #5
    Capslock's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    3,088
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I grow my albo as an intermediate, and it just pitchers and pitchers and pitchers. It's the same purple form as D muscipulas. My temps range from low 60s at night to upper 70s/low 80s during the day. Perhaps they don't like the heat?

    Capslock
    Malo Periculosam Libertatem Quam Quietum Servitium

    My photos are copyright-free and public domain

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Cambridge, MA, USA
    Posts
    818
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi Schloaty

    It could be the form you have, first of all.

    But as for this one... like i said, i had it in my lowland terrarium with my raffs, bical, campanulata, gracilises, amps, etc. I can't really say how cold it gets at night, but it's easily in the 80s in the day. It may be that it experienced such remarkable growth because the winter temps in the tank were a bit lower at night than what yours gets, but i don't know.

    I've gotta get me those sensors like i keep meaning to, and monitor everything with my comp so i can give better answers. Maybe after quals...
    There's no 'a' in perlite.

    My Growlist
    NECPS.org - New England CP growers unite!

  7. #7
    rattler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    missing, presumed dead
    Posts
    8,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    may i ask where you got your purple albomarginata? i found the purple/maroon form of gracilis and it should arrive any day now but i would also like the purple form of albomarginata. thanks

    Rattler
    cervid serial killer
    Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety
    I didn't get stimulated but he kept his promise on change, that's about all I got left!
    http://www.wolfpointherald.com/--http://www.safety-brite.net/

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Central Coast of California
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice Pics/Plants! I thought ramispina was a intermediate/highlander!

Page 1 of 2 12 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
  •