User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: N. ramispina

  1. #1
    Far too old to grow up now. Kate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Vancouver Island
    Posts
    429
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have been looking at this speices recently and so far I have found an almost 50/50 split with one part saying it MUST have true higland conditions and the other saying that it does well as an intermediate.

    Anyone that can shed some light on this?
    I typo, therefore I edit.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Hampshire  UK
    Posts
    572
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi kate
    I grow my Ramispina in intermediate conditions.Its planted in pure LFS and grows a treat.Have a look at the photo underneath it looks healthy to me.A newly opened pitcher.


    Bye for now julian

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    703
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think you're going to get differing views on this one. I don't think any Peninsular Malaysian species are true highland species, most are prettymuch intermediates. You'll find that ramispina, macfarlanei and sanguinea all grow well in intermediate conditions, tolerating reasonably warm nights, although macfarlanei has a reputation of disliking low humidity.

    Personally, I have found N. ramispina one of the easiest Nepenthes species to grow. I grow many of them (although some have now been identified as ramispina x sanguinea). They all continued to pitcher during summer in Sydney, where the nights get quite warm, and the days are fairly hot. Humidity averages at about 60%, but you get both lower and higher during the summer season. My ramispina continued to pitcher more readily than most ventricosa and sanguinea varieties which seem to stop for a couple of months during the hottest weather.

    The only thing I can go by is my personal experience, which tells me ramispina will grow as an intermediate. However, I know people who've had endless problems with this species. Growing conditions vary so much, and I find some species easy that others find hard, and vice versa. A lot will depend on your particular conditions (temps, water, humidity, light etc), and you'll need to give it a go to find out.

    Hamish
    Demystifying Nepenthes: http://www.nepenthesforeveryone.com

  4. #4
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Westchester County, New York
    Posts
    5,377
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey Kate,

    I have a ramispina in highland conditions, but only just. The overnight lows never go below areound 58 or so. It' just in a tank in the basement. It is growing just fine for me, so I would have to agree with the others' statements: easy plant. Nothing special outside generic nep cultivation rules for highland/intermediate plants.
    17 Nash Rd.
    North Salem, NY 10560

    YOU! Outta my gene pool!

  5. #5
    Far too old to grow up now. Kate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Vancouver Island
    Posts
    429
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the replys. Think I will give this one a try. Intermediate conditions I can do, true highland conditions would be difficult at the moment.
    I typo, therefore I edit.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Cambridge, MA, USA
    Posts
    818
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mine has been on the windowsill for a while now, but spent its first year of life in a terrarium with cool nights. I think it grows faster now, but looks a little less "perfect". A fantastic plant.

    By the way julian, what's up with your ramispina? It's looks almost RED in that photo... that's interesting.
    There's no 'a' in perlite.

    My Growlist
    NECPS.org - New England CP growers unite!

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Hampshire  UK
    Posts
    572
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi Nathan
    Yes it does a bit doesnt it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] give it a little time and the pitchers are almost black after a few days of opening.
    Bye for now julian

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •