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    Hi Everyone,
    Michelle and I took a walk through the greenhouse on Christmas Eve. Thought we’d share some photos. Most of our plants are lowland growing and it’s so wonderful during the coldest part of the year to be able to cultivate these fantastic plants. Enjoy!

    This is a partial view of our N. bicalcarata section. Our bical #38 (nicknamed ‘Big Mama’ – it’s a female) is vining up the western wall in the back left corner of the photo. She is too big to fit in the frame! We find that our bicals do best in pure sphagnum, in enormously oversized pots.


    Here’s a pic of our small green and speckled ampullarias. Note the temp and humidity on the thermometer in the background (85 degrees F, 90 percent humidity – not bad for Christmas Eve). The new leaves are significantly larger since repotting into oversized pots. These baby amps are growing side by side with Paphiopedilum orchids (P. phillipinensis var. roebbelenii and others).

    This is a partial view of the N. veitchii world and relatives. From left to right: The red pitcher is N. truncata x alata, N. truncata x veitchii, the pitcher still forming is a N. truncata, the small green one next to it is another N. trnucata x alata, and our lowland N. veitchii is sitting on both sides of another N. truncata, and the pitcher on the lower right is a seedling of N. veitchii.

    Here’s a pic of a N. rafflesiana elongata from Brunei. We’ll have more raff photos to post later.

    This is a view of the right side of the southern aisle. There are a lot of selected cultivars here, too many to name them all in this post.

    Here are our cuttings of N. Viking, fresh from Thailand and getting established. There are eleven different plants. So far, the leaves look very much like N. mirabilis. They have a large rhizome, and are fast and easy growing in our sunny lowland conditions. The orange pitcher on the right is a natural hybrid from Mindanao (truncata x alata?), on the big vine these traps reach over a foot long.

    This photo is a continuation of the N. veitchii world. The large pitcher in the center is our N. rafflesiana x veitchii dark seedling. The purple/red traps all around it are N. eustachya (red x purple) babies. Not really in focus, in the background in the upper right corner with the gold peristome with red stripes is a N. truncata x veitchii.

    More pics available if you all are interested.

    Seasons Greetings from Michelle and Trent

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    Hi Trent & Michelle
    Lovely photos of some amazing plants if there is anymore i would love to see them.
    Bye for now julian

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    I'm diggin the bical, rafflesiana, vetichii, and the truncata.

    I can't wait until my truncata gets that large, and my bical, and my rafflesiana (gigantea), and i get a veitchii and it gets that large.

    You're making me drool.
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    I was a little hesitant to post under NepenthesMaster with all that drool dropping onto me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_r_32.gif[/img] but I just have to say: Trent *awesome* plants!

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Wow Trent, I really must visit you sometime when I next come to Florida! I shall make a determined attempt to get a visit in!

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    Hey FINALLY some photos from Mr. hybrid! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    Great stuff man!

    How cold does it actually get at your coldest?

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    Hi Everybody,
    Glad you liked the photos. We’ll take more in the morning and post them sometime tomorrow.
    Dustin, anytime you’re down this way, just PM or give us a call.

    Josh, if it wasn’t for Michelle, I never would have gotten these pictures up. She snapped most of these shots and figured out how to post them here. As for our coldest temps; the outdoor low temps in the past have been as low as 36 degrees F. Inside the greenhouse, the temp was 51 degrees F. Typically, when a cold front moves through, we start up the propane heater and the lowest we allow is 54 degrees F. This does not happen everyday. Most of the time, the lows are naturally at about 60-65 degrees F, and needless to say, no heater is needed. The day temps are always above 80, but frequently as high as 90 degrees F mid afternoon. Humidity levels never drop below 75 percent RH, even during the hottest part of the day. At night, the humidity levels pin the gage in the greenhouse, 95 percent or more, the walls drip.

    More on the way tomorrow.

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    wowo those are some choice plants there....

    Are those vietchii the lowland forms? I'd really like to get one of those. is this your personal collection ?
    https://www.instagram.com/hull.jess/ (I post pics of my plants there)

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