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    Sarracenia are pigs. I notice the picture above...

    Sarracenia are pigs. I notice the picture above shows the ?leucophylla? filled with love bugs. Love bugs are the little black bugs with orange heads that, eh, stick together for a while and die. That...
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    I don't know why that here in Florida, where a...

    I don't know why that here in Florida, where a lowland nepenthes or hybrid has a fighting chance to survive outdoors for a couple years, I never find any for sale in regular nurseries. Most of the...
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    I grew mine in a plastic PFT terrarium with some...

    I grew mine in a plastic PFT terrarium with some other plants it didn't belong with. I upped the light fairly soon by moving it to a new window. It liked that. I transplanted it into an aquarium...
  4. I've been growing for over a year now and have...

    I've been growing for over a year now and have noticed that ventrata seems to tolerate more abuse -- of every kind -- than any other nep. I'm not trying to abuse them. In Florida the humidity has...
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    I think all neps like a lot of humidity. Some...

    I think all neps like a lot of humidity. Some will tolerate less. Others will tolerate a lot less. Some hybrids grow like ordinary plants in sub-tropical climates, tolerating much drier or colder...
  6. Cutting the plants back will often cause little...

    Cutting the plants back will often cause little growths from the woody looking parts of the plant. Radical cutting back is a last resort, but one I get to more often than I'd like.

    Notice how...
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    Well, after the "minor" frost damage on some...

    Well, after the "minor" frost damage on some ampullaria -- (Doh!, you guys tried to warn me) -- I'll be hoping for some cultivation miracles myself. If the cuttings live I plan on growing them, not...
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    I guess our recent lows around 50 are NOT good....

    I guess our recent lows around 50 are NOT good. Drat! I do have the plants in their plastic growhouses now. I recommend those for people as one option for cover outside. My neps fit in them pretty...
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    As a relative newbie to neps just getting into my...

    As a relative newbie to neps just getting into my first dangerous period of potentially cold and dry weather, I just wanted to discuss light and "death" temps.

    Basically, what does too much look...
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    One thing I've noticed is that some of the top...

    One thing I've noticed is that some of the top burned leaves on the Miranda would grow larger to protect the underneath leaves. The burned leaves often would grow large pitchers despite the damage....
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    Miranda (N x Mixta, ?) grows LARGE. The pitchers...

    Miranda (N x Mixta, ?) grows LARGE. The pitchers get about a foot long. People that don't know what neps are always comment on the Miranda pitchers. I've got a couple in 16" hanging baskets on the...
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    I'm not saying that people should not buy the big...

    I'm not saying that people should not buy the big ventrata -- they are robust beautiful plants and reasonably priced out of mass TC.

    OTOH, those of us that got them before will be looking to...
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    Rescue is fairly easy here in swampy Central...

    Rescue is fairly easy here in swampy Central Florida. Put them outside for sun. Make sure they get plenty of rainwater. Sometimes they even catch stuff when they are outside. For spectacular famous...
  14. Thread: neps outside

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    "Adaptive." I agree. Borneo's comments about...

    "Adaptive." I agree. Borneo's comments about insects outside for food made me think about how full all the pitchers get. I spend *zip* on nep or sarracenia food. Sarracenia of all types should be...
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    I noticed better results when our weather got...

    I noticed better results when our weather got amazingly humid for about three months. (60-100, mostly the higher end) I think the light was just right then also. It might be getting too low now. Time...
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    Thanks. That saves me a post. Some of my plants...

    Thanks. That saves me a post. Some of my plants are starting to concern me. Beginners luck has given way to drier weather, less light, and planning a trip to Apopka for some "Clearies 3336?"

    I...
  17. Thread: N. ephippiata

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    I've really torched some leaves on plants trying...

    I've really torched some leaves on plants trying to adjust the sunlight levels. As long as you catch it, as you obviously have, it should be fine. "That which does not kill you makes you stronger."...
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    Those are beasts. I think ventrata are the...

    Those are beasts. I think ventrata are the toughest and hungriest plants I've got. They are bug assassins. They produce elegant pitchers as well.

    I'm hoping for one of them to vine all over my...
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    Enjoy. I have two huge ventrata and several...

    Enjoy. I have two huge ventrata and several smaller ventricosa. They are seemingly trouble free for nepenthes. They both catch more than their share of bugs in Florida. Based on checking pitchers...
  20. Thread: Even more pics!

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    I've never seen pitchers with that coloration...

    I've never seen pitchers with that coloration before, not to mention the white racing stripes. What sort of albomarginata is that?
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    My pft raff started out green and stayed that way...

    My pft raff started out green and stayed that way until I moved it outside. Now, if you look at my "best neps" thread, it has some red spots developing on the pitchers. I'm still not sure what it...
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    Best advice I can give you if you are going to...

    Best advice I can give you if you are going to place a nep outside, and I forgot to tell you. Be careful with the light. This is one subject I'm getting very good at, especially since some other...
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    One advantage to growing them outside in Florida...

    One advantage to growing them outside in Florida -- and probably Texas, weather permitting -- is the bug situation. Last night I left the porch light on around sunset. A swarm of flies and moths...
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    That was more than I knew about flowering, in...

    That was more than I knew about flowering, in total. Thanks, Rob.
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    My small bicalcarata, not the red one, has little...

    My small bicalcarata, not the red one, has little fangs and it is smaller than the plant in question. They are soft, but clearly there. I just checked. If I wasn't running out of space, I'd post a...
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