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    Hi Greg, Great pics! Thanks for sharing. ...

    Hi Greg,

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing.

    Ken
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    Nice pics. Glad you liked the show.

    Nice pics. Glad you liked the show.
  3. NECPS Cookout with Stewart McPherson & Jeremiah Harris

    Hi all,

    The NECPS event with Stewart & Jeremiah Harris was a smash!

    The weather cooperated nicely and we visted two local CP bogs.

    Attendance was high, with over 60 members participating. ...
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    DavyJones, I've heard anecdotal reports of...

    DavyJones,

    I've heard anecdotal reports of this.

    You may want to try watering only half of your plants with coffee, and the other half treat as you normally would. This would better enable you...
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    I have two permits: an APHIS small lot of seed...

    I have two permits: an APHIS small lot of seed permit, and plant import permit (non-CITES).

    I know that for the latter, if you apply online you must prove your identity in person at a local...
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    Larry, Remarkable pictures! Ken

    Larry,

    Remarkable pictures!

    Ken
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    Matt, I'm not sure what bog we'll be visiting,...

    Matt,

    I'm not sure what bog we'll be visiting, that's up to Mike & Richard to decide. They'll probably pay a visit to a few bogs and decide which is most accessible. We have had a very cloudy and...
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    NECPS hosting Stewart McPherson !

    It's my pleasure to announce that the NECPS will be hosting STEWART MCPHERSON as a guest speaker at our annual cookout!

    Stewart McPherson is a world-renowned geographer, explorer, conservationist,...
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    So long as you didn't manhandle it when...

    So long as you didn't manhandle it when repotting, it should be fine.

    Cephalotus often "sulk" for a while after being repotted and much topgrowth can die. This can be minimized by avoiding root...
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    I grow mine in 1:1 peat:coarse silica sand. I...

    I grow mine in 1:1 peat:coarse silica sand.

    I allow moss (Sphagnum sp. and others) to grow on the surface as it helps prevent algae and slime from establishing themselves.

    Just be careful not...
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    Spray with tebuconazole which can be bought at...

    Spray with tebuconazole which can be bought at the Home Depot or Lowe's.

    In the future, you can avoid moldy seed by lightly spraying them with a fungicide before stratifying them.
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    Ant, You got those seeds from me at the NECPS...

    Ant,

    You got those seeds from me at the NECPS Show. They're from a friend's parents' property and produce VERY dark-maroon pitchers in the late summer/fall and also have a wide ala. They're very...
  13. You can grow any plant in any conditions you...

    You can grow any plant in any conditions you wish.

    The crux is: what conditions are best? I can think of many ways I'd rather grow a Ceph than "jam jarring" it.

    I'm sure it's possible and...
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    NECPS Meeting--Saturday, November 8

    Hello all,

    The next NECPS meeting will be held on Saturday, November 8 at 12:30pm at the RWP Botanical Center, Providence, RI.

    There will be plants on display and a silent auction.

    The...
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    It's hard to say what's going on without a...

    It's hard to say what's going on without a picture.

    It's unlikely to be dormancy unless the plant is experiencing cold conditions which you never mentioned and they typically don't lose their...
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    I'VE CONFIRMED THAT THERE WERE NO N. TRUNCATA X...

    I'VE CONFIRMED THAT THERE WERE NO N. TRUNCATA X CAMPANULATA FOR SALE AT THE NECPS SHOW. DOM'S STATEMENT IS UNTRUE.

    KEN
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    DOM'S STATEMENTS CAN BE EASILY PROVED OR...

    DOM'S STATEMENTS CAN BE EASILY PROVED OR DISPROVED.

    I WILL IMMEDIATELY CONTACT THE VENDORS AND INDIVIDUALS WHO SOLD PLANTS AT THE SHOW AND CONFIRM WHETHER N. TRUNCATA X CAMPANULATA WAS FOR SALE....
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    Put it outdoors and give it as much sun as you...

    Put it outdoors and give it as much sun as you can.

    It probably won't go through it's required winter dormancy on a windowsill, so I'd be thinking about that too.....
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    I would have to agree with everything said here....

    I would have to agree with everything said here. The older/larger the plant the faster the overall growth. Though it is fun to see a juvenile plant start producing its first mature pitchers--the...
  20. I agree that taxonomists can be pesty and that...

    I agree that taxonomists can be pesty and that horticulturalists are often stuck in the middle of the war between "lumpers" and "splitters," as well as the changes taking place as molecular/genetic...
  21. "Australian Giant" and "German Giant" are...

    "Australian Giant" and "German Giant" are unregistered cultivars. If you're unsure of it's ID, you should clearly say so on your plant tags.

    There's a wide amount of variation in the shape,...
  22. Thanks! I don't think John posts on this or...

    Thanks!

    I don't think John posts on this or any other forum, but several NECPS members do.

    Ken
  23. NECPS wins many awards at big Flower Show

    Hello friends and fellow NECPS members,

    I am pleased to announce that the NECPS bay window display won several prestigious awards at the 137th New England Spring Flower Show, which are:

    1....
  24. You need a pH probe to determine the acidity of...

    You need a pH probe to determine the acidity of the mix; this information can't be deduced by how long mix has been used. "Acidity" of the mix shouldn't be a concern if you are using peat-based...
  25. Those were my thoughts exactly. I keep the medium...

    Those were my thoughts exactly. I keep the medium constantly moist but not soaking wet.

    Many of my plants are juvenile so I repot them every 2-3 years, as needed.

    Since I already buy lots of...
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