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    Angry Bohemian Garnet just won't grow!

    Hello guys, I'm a Nepenthes lover, my collection of VTF's is insignificant.
    Anyways, I'm a little disapointed because I got a few Bohemian Garnet babies on late 2011, and I was expecting to see something like this http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/x...t/DSCN4756.jpg
    I'm not really into VTF's but I was expecting to have some wonderful plants like those on the internet, but a year and half after what I've got is this:





    My biggest plant is about a half inch across!

    Any suggestions so I can make them grow as those beautiful pictures on the web?

    Thank you!

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    Any perlite in your soil mix? I don't see any, but I did see some perlite in the soil of the link you posted. My guess would be that not enough aeration to the roots is going on with your seedlings.

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    It could also be a dormancy issue, especially in an environment as warm as Mexico City. Has it experienced iany dormancy since 2011? Flytraps are temperate plants, after all and see cold winters . . .
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    Nepenthes 101, you're totally right, the soil is 100% peat moss, I'll repot them into a more areation. But they're not seedlings, they're plants from a leaf cutting and the size hasn't really increased.

    BigBella: Winter nights in Mexico are pretty cold, around 45~50°F, but days remain kinda warm about 70°F, so maybe they have never had a good dormancy, but as the plants remained pretty small, I didn't consider they should have a serious dormancy until they get bigger, but they never did it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuuagso View Post

    Winter nights in Mexico are pretty cold, around 45~50°F, but days remain kinda warm about 70°F, so maybe they have never had a good dormancy, but as the plants remained pretty small, I didn't consider they should have a serious dormancy until they get bigger, but they never did it
    An acquaintance in Guadalajara puts her plants in the refrigerator in a bag of barely-damp peat from November through mid-February to achieve dormancy; but I do agree that more aeration could also be helpful. Mine are in 2:1 or 3:1 composts of peat to sand . . .
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    Are they catching plenty of food or are you feeding them? They won't grow without additional nutrition.
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    I think the soil mix is the problem, I'll change it soon.
    And yes, they trap some weird diminute insects.

    Thank you guys, I hope I see bigger plants before I get so old

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    The 100% peat mix isn't a serious problem, though they would do better in an airier mix. Bohemian Garnet is a slow grower and just doesn't get all that large. It is especially difficult to grow it to a large size. It tends to divide a lot and stay small. I have gotten my mother plant fairly large, but the following season it divides a lot and returns to a small size.

    They don't require to be fed, but they will grow faster and larger if they are fed.

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