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    This relatively new species is still new for me. Myplants are mostly in a six inch pot with good pitchers and markings. I hear they get big and vigorous. Anyone out there has a plant very large? Is it as vigorous as they claim it is?

    Has anyone notcied something different about the way this species grows?

    Michael
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    Michael:

    I have a 6 year-old plant from MT that is just starting to produce very large lower pitchers. It is also offsetting at a much faster rate than the orginal rosette developed. From this very limited experience, I conclude that this sp. seems to be very deliberate in its growth, but is certainly showy when well grown.

    My plant has a lower on it that is 30 cm tall - they seem to last forever, but recycle at an agonizingly slow rate. Mine has a very vivid red mid stripe down the very thick petiole lamina that makes it quite a standout amongst its cogeners.

    Best regards,

    SJ

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    Rainforestguy...are u growing it under lowland conditions..and what lowland conditions do u have
    Need all the experience I can get...

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    I live in Hawaii, does that describe lowland enough?

    Mine are still small from MT and are about six months old. they grow in a coco/RWSC/fir bark and coarse pear mix. Just recently it has started to get big. Each new leaf has gotten twice the previous' size. The largest pitcher is just under four inches long, on plants about five inches in diameter. I have plants both in shade and full sun. The full sun plants have taken a brilliant red leaf coloring the brightest I've seen for a nepenthes, just rivaling N. spectabilis' red-burgundy leaves. The coloring of the pitchers are an intense red-rust-brown color and varies from blotchy streaks to almost a solid red color with whittish-lime flecks.

    I look forward to the day when they have 30cm pitchers!!

    Michael

    (I can also grow N. glandulifera and boschiana equally as well)
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    Yes I know that you are living in Hawaii(Wish I lived there)

    What temp rates does it get?
    Need all the experience I can get...

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    TyFone,
    We get an average daily temp of 80 degrees during the days from May through January, while nights can vary from 70-75 degrees, we do get some cooler nights if we get northerly trades then we could get as low as 60 degrees at night only.
    Our cooler period is from February through April when night time temperatures can be as low as 55 degrees for short periods, more usually 60-65 degrees at night, days about 75-80 degrees.

    I believe my success lies with our high UV radiation factor plus constant humidity of around 50% or more. Plus we get tradewinds that helps cool things down a bit. But otherwise its nothing special and definitely not even an intermediate climate zone!

    michael
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    What species do you grow then?
    I grow...
    N. ventricosa
    N. albomarginata(Penang Red)
    N. truncata
    N. northiana
    N. mirabilis
    N. rafflesiana(nivea)
    N. reinwardtiana
    N. merrilliana
    N. anamensis
    at the moment...as u can see its just lowlanders...
    Can you please tell me what highlanders u grow in those conditions..
    Need all the experience I can get...

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    TyFone, I noticed you're from Sweden. I believe you can grow many of the highlanders. There is a large group of hoys growers from the Swedish Hoya Society there and I used to be a foremost hoya enthusiast, but have given up the raising of hoyas for nepenthes now. I have learned that many hoyas also inhabit similar habitats and elevations that nepenthes grow in, so my thinking is that if I could grow hoyas (and very well I might add) I should be able to grow nepenthes.

    I have been told by almost every scholar, plant group, orchid specialist and nursery that its near impossible to grow nepenthes in Hawaii. I even talked to a guy who said that he had been growing them for about three years and finally gave up because nothing could grow well here.

    I started with the lowland species and they did ok. I ventured into a highlander (N. ventricosa) it grew like a weed. I then tried N. alata highland and it too grew like a weed. then I bought a random assortment of things I always wanted to grow and wished for the best. I figured what did I have to lose? I have spent more money on tropical fish and even orchid plants that supposed to do well here and died any way, so here goes!

    I bought various highland veitchii's, lowii hybrids, maxima's, spectabilis and a few other things. They are all alive today and many have even flowered.

    I recently (as of late last year) purchased some plants that even I thought were questionable to even survive here (like N. lowii, highland truncata, hamata, macrophylla, burbidgeae, boschiana, glandulifera, even rajah, etc.) and they are all doing rather well. I did notice that purchasing larger more established plants gave me better results than purchasing small tiny microchip size plants!
    I will post pictures soon. All this digital, page posting, etc., is still very new to me and when I get the bugs out, you will regret that I ever learned how to post pics.
    The only difficult plant that I have found is N. macrophylla and aristolochioides. It grows at a very slow rate for me. I believe if I could start with a larger size more established plant, it would take off for me too!

    I bought several N. faizaliana because my N. fusca did so well (to me it looked like a fusca, so it must grow like one too!) and so far it has been growing quite well.

    At the rate that it is growing I have decided to post this and see how large this plant will get. Not sure when it will start to vine, but as a rosette it looks great so far!

    Michael
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