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    well i went back to Orchids limited today.....checkbook took a $110 hit but i made it out alive. well i got to chatting with the owner about some of the Neps he has growing on display in his main retale area including the one that iterested me the most which turned out to be a 25 plus year old FEMALE "highland" vetchii. well push came to shove and i walked out with a foot and a half section of vine staked into a pot of damp high grade LFS [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] it cost me $50 but im EXTREAMLY happy. swords, you were right, the regular lil neps he has for sale are from an outside producer. although he bought it as a highland its been growing in a pretty warm section of his greenhouse. it has the striped peristrome that i like versus the more or less solid gold one i see on most of the "lowland" ones offered for sale. the guy must have had all 20 or so "display" neps bloom at more or less the same time and he did NOTHING with them [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img] oh well. i guess my question is how well do vetchii root from cuttings? they said they have had real poor results with truncata(you have to see that plant if you are EVER in the Minneapolis area, i swear the pitchers are 18 inches tall) he dusted it real well with rooting hormone. the vine is about as thick as my pinkie finger.

    anyways the other $60 went to 2 orchids ive been looking for, Stanhopea nigro violacea and Sedirea japonica, along with a 4 inch pot of Vanda coerulea for Darla.

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    OOO, nice. I heard they are suppose to be easy to root. Got any pics? (Psssh btw you wouldn't happen to be thinking of divide that large cutting into smallers ones... I'm tring to root a couple nice small spatulata female cuttings... poke poke wink wink)

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    I've never rooted an N. veitchii before, but supposedly very easy due the hirsuteness of the stem.

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    That's a sweet N. veitchii isn't it!? He wouldn't cut it for me due to the "low sucess rate" but that's maybe because I look like a guy who'd come back and kick your rear if the plant you sold me died! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

    But I wouldn't mind paying a mere $50 to give it a shot-especially cos you know what the pitchers will be like.

    Good luck with it!

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    hope it works out for you [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    i figure im going to cut it into two pieces so i dont have all my eggs in one basket so to speak. does veitchiis nodes errupt easy or is it a royal pain like ampullaria? mainly im worried about it being so much plant material to keep hydrated, the leaves are about 10 inches long and 6 wide and there are about 7 or 8 of them. he did the whole low success rate with me too but after he heard i was from Montana i think he figured i wouldnt be coming and knocking at his door if it doesnt work. i also worked on him for about 20 minutes on it, picked out an orchid, discussed giving me a cutting, picked out another orchid, disscussed the veitchii a lil more, agreed to sell me the cutting, and picked out a third orchid [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] ill post pics next week after im home.

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    while mine doesnt have any pitchers at the moment here is a pic of one of his plants pitchers from his website. my cutting is from this plant.



    ill still post a pic of my cutting twords mid week.

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    wow, that's fabulous! your sooo lucky to have a plant like that ^_^

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