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    Hi all!

    I recently ran across N. Tobaica plantlets for about 8$ (2 plants per pot)
    I'm getting 2, as they are fresh from the nursery and not yet dying from the tap water.
    The plants have about 10-15 tiny pitchers each and are like 2-3 inches across.

    Could anyone gimme some tips on these lil buggers please?

    Thanks /Quensel.
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    Hey Quensel, pretty easy plant, likes high humidity as the pitchers are fairly flimsy. I have mine planted in pure sphagnum in highland conditions.

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    It seems to be a weed [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] I have mine outdoors in lowland condtions, in well compacted garden soil (just the way you shouldn't grow this Nep [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] ) and it's doing fine. It also pitchered during dry season with very low humidity, but the pitchers don't last long then. Although I received my tobaica quite small, it started climbing immediately, so prepare some space!
    The other problem harming the pitchers is the quantity/acidity of ants it is capturing, but you wont encounter that problem indoors. Hopefully -
    Volker
    PS: Make sure your tobaica IS a tobaica, because I saw it offered by some of those Dutch nurseries that label ventratas as alata etc.
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    Yeah, I was sorta also hoping that it actually is a Tobaica...
    The growth rate won't be a problem for me, as i have acres of empty wall space for it to occupy (as long as the mrs. dont throw a fit and mince it)

    I also noticed that the pitchers looked extremely thin and brittle, I just hope they'll survive. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

    Thanks for the info /Quensel
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