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    I haven't seen the mysterious N. edwardsiana previously posted and then removed, but I must say that the villosa is one heck of a plant!

    Please tell us your other secrets in making it grow. Media? fertilizing/fertilizer? pot size, pot type, do you play any knid of music to it to make it grow faster, or anything else you might add to help it get to where it is today.

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

    Michael
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    any more pics of that tenuis?


    EDIT, whoa I hit a 1000 posts.....took me long enough.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    https://www.instagram.com/hull.jess/ (I post pics of my plants there)

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Hmmm, methinks that modesty is misplaced...
    You guys are makin' me blush....

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Please tell us your other secrets in making it grow. Media? fertilizing/fertilizer? pot size, pot type, do you play any knid of music to it to make it grow faster, or anything else you might add to help it get to where it is today.
    Sure, happy to share what I've learned. Personally, I think that the single most crucial issue involved in the successful cultivation of this species is ensuring that it is kept fairly cool. Temps from 3 or 4 C to about 18 C work well. Lighting should be bright, but not to the point of burning the leaves. I use a couple of ordinary 40 W fluorescent shop lamps, on a 13 hour photoperiod. Bulbs are replaced about every eight months or so. Personally, I don't really think that fancy lighting is needed.

    My plants grow in a roughly 1:1 mix of fine orchid bark and charcoal, with a bit of peat and sphagnum thrown in for moisture retention. Choice of pot is a large orchid basket, which allows excellent drainage.

    I feed individual pitchers when they open, and also fertilize about every four to six weeks with a dilute mixture of Ephiphyte's Delight, plus a liquid micronutrient compound which I don't remember by name (both about 1/8th strength) . Plants are watered through with RO purified water every other day or so.

    Really, that's about it. Temperatures are key, though. I would not advise cultivation of this species if you cannot provide the appropriate temperature regime....

    Oh, one more thing: be patient. Leave the plant alone. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote[/b] ]any more pics of that tenuis?
    Probably not just yet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (neps @ June 14 2005,7:47)]... Since a few of them turned out halfway decently, ...

    A quick shot of N. talangensis. This is a beautiful species, but in my experience, not the easiest to grow. It seems to prefer consistently cold nights. This pitcher is about 5 cm tall.
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/neps/talengensis.jpg[/img]
    Hi Jeff,

    Ok, Ihave to admit, your pictures are in fact only halfway decently! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    The N. talangensis clone you're showing looks interesting. It is considerable different from the plants I grow. I.e. a similar sized pitcher of a plant I got few weeks ago:



    http://home.arcor.de/j.danz/N_talangensis_040605_B.jpg

    The peristome is wider, the wings are much more narrow and the texture is considerable different.

    Can you tell us which clone you're growing, is it a TC plant? - Hmm, I think a fourth N. talangensis won't hurt... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Cheers Joachim

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    Aloha Joachim,
    Getting off the subject slightly, I noticed that you're using those semi translucent pots. How are they and have you experienced any algae problems or moss growing inside below soil level?
    Is your clone of N. talangensis from Wistuba? or Borneo Exotics?

    Great shot of that peristome!

    Michael
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Can you tell us which clone you're growing, is it a TC plant?
    Hi Joachim! Nice to hear from you.

    The specimen of N. talangensis shown is from TC, by way of Australia. It is quite lovely, and I thank you for sharing it! BTW, do you find your variety easy to grow? Most of the specimens I've acquired are a bit touchy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (neps @ June 17 2005,1:24)]BTW, do you find your variety easy to grow? Most of the specimens I've acquired are a bit touchy....
    Hi Jeff,

    I made the same experience with the three different clones I grow. Especially in summer when night temperatures don't drop much my plants suffer considerably. The growing tip of my oldest plant died few weeks ago and I still hope it'll produce a new offshot. Similar to your experience with N. villosa small plants seem to be more tolerant to less than ideal conditions.

    Michael, I don't have any problems with these pots, but I'm not fertilizing as much as others might do. I don't know the origin of this plant. I got this plant as rooted cutting from a friend who initially got it from Paul Debbert.

    Joachim

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    Huh interesting. I have never had any issues with N. talangensis.

    ok the $64million question. How big do you think N. villosa needs to get before it will flower?

    Tony
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