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Thread: N. ventricosa hardiness expertiment

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    I bought a junky N. ventricosa from Cosentinos a while ago. I decided i wanted to kill it slowly and horribly. Well, actually, i wanted to see jow how tolerant it was. I planted it in pure african violet mix (the heavily fertilized stuff), i neglected to water it for weeks at a time. I even chopped off the grow point. Well now, the old grow point is rooting, the main stem has 5 NEW PLANTS rising out of it. I hereby deem N. ventricosa indestructible. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    Wow, awesome experiment. How was the humidity? You should see what happens when it gets really dry. Have a dehumidifier in the house?

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    oh, it was in my greenhouse, but that is another way i can try to kill it. Thanks!
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    wow i once lost one to root rot but thats kinda different. but thats amazing it survived the fertilizer. if you ask me i think it likes the fertilizer . well this species.
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    I whacked the top off of my N.ventricosa-pft clone and the top rooted and grew 2 extra shoots(I removed the larger of the extra shoots and gave it to my gardening neighbor) and the bottom now is a tangled mass of I`d say probably 20 2in. rosettes with a profusion of 1\2 in. pitchers Lol. Can`t go wrong with N.ventricosa(Though I still like fusca sarawak the best and I like it more every day-this species seems to like getting a little bit dry before watering,and I have it growing so its TOUCHING the flourescent lights N.ventricosa will burn with this treatment! But it only makes fusca get bigger with hairy pitchers and thick,thick waxed over leaves!)
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