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Thread: N. sanguinea underrated?

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    N. sanguniea seems to do fine for me in the greenhouse. Have one with a 45 cm tall vine on it scrambling for something to grab onto. The other one is in a 30 cm rossette with 17cm tall pitchers.

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    i had a ventricosa and a sanguinea as my first neps and after a year my sanguinea over excelled it . matter of fact my ventricosa died [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] but that was a while back. My sanguinea grows outside as the weather warms and in the winter comes in although i stops pitchering in my house due to low humidity it grows like a houseplant with no pitchers but in spring it starts pitchering on its growth that it put up over the winter.
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    Here's a couple of my Sanguinea pics:







    As you can see the leaf and pitcher size is increasing now that they are in more suitable conditions. That pitcher is about 13cm (5.1").

    Aaron.

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    Spectabilis 73 is absolutely right. Highland species (for the most part) will tolerate hot day temperatures as long as they get a significant night temperature drop. Lowlanders will tolerate cool nights as long as they get hot day temps. You folks living in coastal California are probably in the best region in the US for growing Nepenthes. As long as you can keep the humidity high enough in a greenhouse environment, I'm convinced you could grow bicalcarata side by side with sanguinea. Keep the night temps above 55 F in winter, and in a closed in greenhouse, let day temps reach 85 F. The majority of the species could be grown together. Our bicalcaratas are subjected to winter nights into the fifties with no ill effect, but the days are hot and muggy. Highland species like sanguinea, black peristome ventricosa and carunculata (I've tried these) thrive in these south Florida winter conditions, but once the hot summer nights start up in June, they rapidly decline. The sanguinea made a "come back" once we got fall night temp drops, but by the time it recovered six months later, it was hit by the hot summer nights again. It was just too much. A totally closed greenhouse with swamp cooler pads running at night would change things, but that's not how our greenhouse is designed. I know there are clones of sanguinea from lower altitudes that will take the heat-but I have yet to find them available.

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    I find N. sanguinea is one of the most vigorous and easy to grow Neps in my collection, under highland conditions most of the year. My form, from the Genting Highlands, doesn't seem to mind a few weeks of very high summer day temps either, but does get considerable cooling at night. I guess Florida winters are quite similar to typical English summers, but even with our record-breaking summer last year (days in the 90s for several weeks, it kept growing well).

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    Arrow

    My sanguinea is doing well. It is one of my plants producing producing the largest pitchers. I have to agree with Vic Brown that it is an easy and rewarding plant to grow.

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    "considerable cooling at night" , as Vic described, is key.

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    How hot is a 'hot' Florida summer night?
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