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    How do you grow this plant? Is it hard to obtain?

    I saw it in Growing Carnivorous Plants by Barry A. Rice
    and i immediately said, "I have to have that!"

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    most grow it in sopping wet LFS, easy to grow and in the right conditions is practically a weed as it will send arial stolons everywhere. not hard to find but not easy either........some looking should turn one up without to much trouble.........
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    I grow mine a little differently than Rattler but not in the essentials. Very easy with a little effort. And as Rattler said, it can become a weed by "pot hopping".

    It turns up from time to time on the trade board, I'd just keep an eye there.
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    ok. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (rattler_mt @ Dec. 18 2006,6:32)]most grow it in sopping wet LFS, easy to grow and in the right conditions is practically a weed as it will send arial stolons everywhere. not hard to find but not easy either........some looking should turn one up without to much trouble.........
    Same here!

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    good to know Jim! (and Rattler)

    How do you grow yours, Pryo?
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    is this one the one that has the complete cup shape leaves of the kidney ones? how easy is it for it to flower? i do REALLY like its flowers.
    Alex

    EDIT: ah its the cup one. nephrophylla is the other. nelumbifolia is still the one i like though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (CP30 @ Jan. 01 2007,10:25)]How do you grow yours, Pryo?
    The short version:

    Mother plant is in an orchid basket lined with LFS with only enough room for a core of pine bark mulch. Topped with live sphag. Sitting in a "tray" (actually a 55G tank but it amounts to the same thing). Water level is no more than 3cm, top water when all water gone from "tray". Light is a 400W MH/HID set 65cm above the tank. Grown as a highlander in the crawlspace.

    Pot jumper #1 is on a D. regia pot, media of peat/sand/pine bark mulch. Same watering and lighting.

    Pot jumper #2 is on a U. calycifida pot, media straight pine bark mulch. Same watering and lighting.

    Aerial offset #1 is in straight live sphag. Same watering and lighting

    Aerial offset #2 is in straight pine bark mulch. Same watering and lighting

    I am considering trying one of the offsets I have going in the manner of my Orchidioides for kicks. There is a thread here all about that if you are interested.
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