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    Wow, they must be hard to grow if even Kew Gardens can't get them to pitcher!

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    Where abouts at Kew?


    Grrrr. Wouldn't you know it. To refute my earlier posting Andreas has contacted me to say there are no pervillei in stock and he doesn't know when they will be so again.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
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    Hello,

    Here's mine, i've got it since one month ( from a friend ), no pitchers but a new leave appear 1 week ago.
    My plant is growing in Pouzzolane, Aqualite, and just a very little of sphagnum.
    Temperature by the day is around 30°, and about 24° by night.
    The soil is dry. I give to my plant just a little of water once by week.
    And about light, the plant is growing under 9600L (110W philips ), in a small terra.

    The plant looks fine, and growing well.....but quite slowly !

    Regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Rob-Rah @ July 10 2005,5:41)]Where abouts at Kew?
    Hi Rob,
    they are in the Lower Nursery- not on public display. I did Kew an injustice as looking at my photo see there are a few young pitchers. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]



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    Hello fly-catchers,

    What are the temperature by night and day in the Lowland nursery at the Kew Garden ?

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    Looks like a peat/perlite mix.
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    From an email back when I tried groiwn pervillei. (I lost mine when I went out of town and it froze when the heater went out.)

    >indeed I have N. pervillei in my collection since 1990, when a tiny
    >seedling
    >(4 cm diameter) from the Botanical Garden Essen (Germany) arrived. 1992 we
    >took a trip to the Seychelles to produce a video on the pitcher plants.
    >From
    >our Mountain guide we received some seeds from the Morne Seychelloise (on
    >Mahé), which germinated very good, and now - 10 years after germination -
    >the plants start to produce the many meters long vines from a basal
    >rosette.
    >Every 30 to 60 centimeter new rosettes (25-35 cm diameter) appear, carrying
    >now the typical amphora-shaped pitchers, hold upright by a small tendrill
    >near the end of the leave. The clones from top of Morne Seychelloise (>
    >1000
    >m, Neps from ca. 500 m) are more robust and produce bigger pitchers, than
    >those of the other growing site on Mahé Mount Copolla (approx 800 m, Neps
    >from ca. 350 m). However, the last site is much easier to reach. For the
    >higher Morne Seychelloise a guide is recommended, as the way can be
    >slippery
    >and dangerous.
    >
    >The Seychelles are placed just a little beside the equator and temperatures
    >are nearly stable around the year (28 - 32 centigrade at the coast). The
    >mountains are frequently clowdy or misty, but when the sun comes through,
    >also in >600 m its getting hot. On our visit, clouds and heavy rain for
    >minutes changed all half an hour into blue sky with burning sun and
    >reverse.
    >With clouds the temperature lay around 22-24 at the site, during misty
    >nights, also 12 degrees are possible.
    >
    >My plants grow together with lowland species in a greenhouse. During summer
    >the dayly temp. in centigrade is between 25 and 37-40 during the day, can
    >be
    >15 during the night. In winter its around 12 low and 18-28 during the day.
    >A
    >sprinkler (using deionized water) is installed (and heating in winter) and
    >to avoid mould a strong fan is running at daytime. The plants love direct
    >sun, however, the basal rosettes frequently place their lower pitchers on
    >long tendrills into Sphagnum (or withering leaves), where they grow totally
    >submerged, getting dark red to violett in color.
    >
    >In my opinion N. pervillei is easy to grow if you have the base knowledge
    >wich is necessary to grow pitcherplants. I like this unique western
    >species
    >very much and hope I could help you to keep yours alive.
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    >
    >The plant reacts positive on Orchid fertilizer (quater-half concentration
    >as
    >mentioned), from March to April all 2-3 weeks. More can be dangerous, but
    >its recommended to feed the pitchers with insects (or dried bloodworms). In
    >nature, many birds at the habitat do their duty to fertilize [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img].
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    neat. i thought this species seldomly produces vines?

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