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    Pyro the reason i mentioned that i thought nelumbifolia MIGHT work is that while most of mines growth is in the the barly damp LFS mix it doesnt seem to mind sending a stolon loaded with traps down to wetter areas as seen here:



    while the whole plant may not like these conditions it would probably send growth down and into a cup and do fine. but growing it this way would be a head ache as the main plant wouldnt like the water logged soil conditions that you can grow Genlisea and other terrestrials Utrics in. i still say if yah want to see the traps the aquatics are you best and easiest bet.
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    Rattler,

    You are correct, nelumbi does indeed love sending out the aerial stolons into the water tray (or any other wet place) but I have found that if I just leave these starts in the water they will eventually die/rot. Just my experience though and it might be different for different people. The idea of "cupping" a couple aerial stolons might be good but as you say, it could also be a headache.

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    5 years worth of growing experience has shown me that reniformis loathes consant, sustained, wet conditons. Not saying I am an expert or anything, just that my experience would argue against growing it that way.
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    i found a humboldtii, so it is one of my options. So you guys are telling me a dichotoma or tricolor would be best? Ok so basicly i just want big traps that will grow into a jar of water, not only must the traps be large but they must fill a large amount of the jar as in they must have a long bladder system. Which would be the best to buy?
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    what you are asking for is very difficult to do. personally i wont even attempt it cause of the amount of work it intales..........now give me your source for humboldtii [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    I key for U. reniformis that I have found appears to be cool conditions (which I consistently can provide), dappled light, a LARGE container and some periods of drying out. I flowered mine successfully in less than a year in my care...so it can't be too difficult if a Nep man can flower one.

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    ha-ha Nep G, actually if you can grow highland neps well the Orchidioides group and Iperua group of Utrics should be easy to grow as the care is quite similar. infact all of the Utrics i have from these two groups are in with my highland Neps and doing wonderful, except reniformis, cause it and i just dont understand each other [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Santiago,

    U. dichotoma and tricolor are a toss up but both should work for you. They both have good sized traps and the stolons can get pretty long. Not fill a mayonase jar long but still nicely long. You will need to get some plastic mesh pots and the water will have to be changed pretty regularly to keep algae and other slime like things from building up.

    Dustin,

    Rattler is correct, anyone who can grow highlanders can grow Iperua and Orchidioides because they basically require identical conditions. For some people it is just difficult to get those conditions. You are lucky being un upstate NY, try keeping it below 75 at night here in Atl in August!!
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    Just remember that trial and error are what create successes. Following general cultural procedures for these groups of plants is a good idea, but doesn't always work for everyone. For instance...I grew U. humboldtii for years in non soggy conditions and it dwindled down to a plant the size of a dime. I filled a 3 gallon plastic terrarium with mucky, sopping wet pure peat and literally threw the little bugger in. It was like tossing it into quicksand! That was 3 years ago. Today the plant has entirely filled the terrarium so much that the soil is a solid mass. Leaf petioles around 14 inches tall, leaves around 3 inches, paddle shaped. I had 9 flower stalks this year, 6 last year.

    So I steered away from the 'norm' because it didn't work for me. One must experiment until the right conditions are met, if the basic requirements don't work.

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