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    Sticky: Poll: Well Growing plants in bright light, like...

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    Growing plants in bright light, like this N. ventricosa x rafflesiana plus regular feedings makes for nice BIG colorful pitchers!...
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    "Res ipsa loquitor" Why the need to post...

    "Res ipsa loquitor"

    Why the need to post something that people have shown to be satisfied with?

    They say it will be "their" problem sorting out problems if a deal went sour.....why? Should I...
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    Its one thing to post an indemnity clause, its...

    Its one thing to post an indemnity clause, its totally something else to post history of an individual based on specific incidences where anything could look like anything else!

    Besides isn't...
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    The lowii hybrids with ventricosa reds are truly...

    The lowii hybrids with ventricosa reds are truly a gorgeous grex. I have many plants with uppers that look more N. Trusmadiensis (wide mouthed) than lowii. I suppose the peristome from ventricosa...
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    Many thanks for looking. Since they grew on...

    Many thanks for looking. Since they grew on limestone, I might have thought they fed on a specific insect or organism.

    But the photos speak for themselves on their beauty and way they grow on...
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    Thank you Robert. Much information regarding...

    Thank you Robert. Much information regarding nutrient uptake was provided with your photos and information of ground site.

    I find it interesting as well to find N. Cincta without the presence of...
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    N. thorelii x sibuyanensis this is a pink form of...

    N. thorelii x sibuyanensis this is a pink form of this hybrid

    another beautiful hybrid involves N. rafflesiana dark with sibuyanensis.


    and N. sibuyanensis x truncata squat[img]


    N....
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    http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e386/Nepenthes80...

    http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e386/Nepenthes808/3115a397.jpg Here is an older EP cross of N. ventricosa squat x sibuyanensis. *This is a red peristome form.

    A pink form of the same...
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    Robert, I need to ask a few questions. Please...

    Robert,

    I need to ask a few questions. Please answer them to the best you can.

    1). Do N. northiana grow in any areas where there is pure compost like one would find N. rafflesiana, ampullaria,...
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    It looks either like a red N. maxima dark x...

    It looks either like a red N. maxima dark x stenophylla or a N.maxima dark x (steno x lowii).


    Michael
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    With the chiller the ambient temperatures can be...

    With the chiller the ambient temperatures can be as low as 34 degrees F at the lowest and up to 50 degrees at the highest (with filtered sunlight). I have also seen some specimens in California where...
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    I am not an expert on ultra highlands, but N....

    I am not an expert on ultra highlands, but N. villosa likes it very cold. I am working with someone who has a refurbished chiller (the kind for salt water aquariums and crab-lobster tanks set up for...
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    Sticky: Poll: Fertlizing works. * michael

    Fertlizing works. *

    michael
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    Sticky: http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b266/RainforestG...

    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b266/RainforestGuy/P1010076.jpg
    Fertlizing works! Here's a seedling N. thorelii x truncata pitcher. This plant grows in full sunlight and has red leaves too!
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  15. In warm Hawaii, N. thorelii x Trusmadiensis grows...

    In warm Hawaii, N. thorelii x Trusmadiensis grows easily. Possibly its the N. thorelii parent that allows this hybrid to grow freely and easily.
    Here is an upper pitcher of this fantastic cross!
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  16. I believe that nepenthes can adapt to a climatic...

    I believe that nepenthes can adapt to a climatic zone if other variables are kept in check. Although much slower in growth, N. lowii x veitchii does produce nice pitchers for my warm climate....
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    Sticky: Or grow them warm all year long!...

    Or grow them warm all year long! http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b266/RainforestGuy/383feb9b.jpg

    AND fertilize them!


    M
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    Sticky: Poll: Plants that are fertilized produce bigger...

    Plants that are fertilized produce bigger pitchers and get huge faster. *
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    I also see that you use mesh pots as I do. But...

    I also see that you use mesh pots as I do. But perhaps you are OVER-potting them so that your soil stays wetter longer than is desired.

    Here are a few of my plants in mesh pots allowed to air dry...
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    Mites can be easily seen with a small hand lens....

    Mites can be easily seen with a small hand lens. They have eight legs so nothing else will have eight legs if you see anything. Mites usually occur on the newest leaf and may make the leaves curl or...
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    I have been growing nepenthes for just under...

    I have been growing nepenthes for just under three years and many plants have grown well for me. Living in Hawaii with warm year around climates and good lighting, humidity and water, I have been...
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    First off, nepenthes are CITES protected plants....

    First off, nepenthes are CITES protected plants. This means that they cannot be collected sometimes even with a permit. These laws are totally screwed up (I agree), but remember it is Robert that has...
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    It is very interesting that you stated that they...

    It is very interesting that you stated that they are growing near a brackish water source. It would be safely stated that the soil is probably rich in salt from accumulation.
    I have been noticing a...
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    I have a hirstua x veitchii from seed from EP. It...

    I have a hirstua x veitchii from seed from EP. It is a female this is what my plant looks like.
    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b266/RainforestGuy/nep7001.jpg

    Michael
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    First of all, the tag for the photo reads...

    First of all, the tag for the photo reads N.lowiiOp.

    N. truncata highland has not been in circulation that long. I ahve not heard of anyone even flowering one yet. I would like to see this N....
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