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    Is there anything special I should do with an unrooted top which is coming here soon? I know this is an expensive plant and I want to give it the best treatment.

    My plan woud be to put it in live moss, in the warm terrarium at 100% humidity. Would rooting hormone be a good idea or will it strike on its own? How deep should the pot sit in water for best rooting? ANything else I should consider? I am willing to provide whatever will give it the best chance of making it. N. ampullaria is my favorite Nep. My spotted clone from Dustin is doing well for me, is the red form of similar temperment?

    Thanks again for the help, I really appreciate it. I would also be interested in any history lessons if someone feels like typing. Is this a natural being, or a TC experiment gone good?

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    i would treat the ampullaria cutting like any other cutting (even though it's expensive plant). But i had successful rooting ampullaria without rooting hormone, but with the ampullaria i just got recently, i'm using rooting hormone. I root my containers in any types of pot. I use pure spaghnum moss or peat moss when rooting cuttings.

    The rooting conditions should be same with all N. Ampullaria (i think).

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    i've heard ampullaria cuttings are harder to get to root than regular neps.

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    The original N. ampullaria Cantley's red was found as a wild plant by Rob a number of years ago. There are a number of other red clones and other colors now after selecting from a huge population of seed grown plants.

    I haven't seen any real difference in growth between color forms although people say the original Cantley's Red is more tempermental.

    N. ampullaria tip cutting should root fairly easily. I prefer to keep mine in a ziplock bag nice and warm (ie 75 or so) and under a couple fluorescent tubes. I find overall my cuttings do better if they are fairly wet but not sopping.

    maybe later I will post a bunch of N. ampullaria color forms..
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Is there anything special I should do with an unrooted top which is coming here soon?
    Place the cutting directly in a moiste LFS.
    Place cutting/moss in zip lock baggie
    Place baggie in Box
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    Good luck with rooting it, Tamlin. I always treat my cuttings with liquid rooting hormone. I use dip n' grow currently, and it seems to work well. I certainly have a better strike rate with the hormone than without.



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    Thanks much for this! I like the ziplock bag plan. Ziplocks are my friend for a lot of purposes. Nice and warm, and I assume with as little night time drop as possible? Maybe I can sit it on top of my monitor at night since it is cooling down now.

    N. ampullaria was one of the plants that got me hooked on wanting to grow rare plants when I read a 60's National Geographic on Malaysian Neps. There was a 2 page spread of one plant growing in leaf litter. I still can see the photo now more clearly than is healthy!

    The process sounds hopeful, and I look forward to recreating that photo in real life. I will male a dedicated terrarium for both Dustin's plant and this newbie so that they have lots of space. Maybe I can't collect all the Neps I yearn to, but I can try to grow one species really well. That's the plan.

    Are there other forms other than the red, spotted, and all green?
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    O they come in all sorts of colors.. base color of the pitcher, peristome color, and spotting can all vary in their presence/absence and in the amount of color saturation.

    typical green with speckles, ie green pitcher, green peristome, spotting present.


    Hot Lips, ie green pitcher, red peristome, spotting absent.


    Giant Red, red pitcher, green peristome (with stripes), spotting absent.


    William's Red, red pitcher, red peristome, spotting absent. This has to be most intensely color saturated clones out there.


    Tricolor, red pitcher, red peristome, spotting present


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