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    Hi Sirkristoff: I hope you do realize that the...

    Hi Sirkristoff:

    I hope you do realize that the XTM is more expensive than the macro's.

    Gus
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    Well, Exo you have the real thing. It's also...

    Well, Exo you have the real thing. It's also great that you post a photo so people learn what a real alata look like. However, alata has many variants and this is just one of them.
    If time allows...
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    Hi There: nice plants indeed. i wanted to ask...

    Hi There:

    nice plants indeed. i wanted to ask you a question. The plant labelled khasiana, where did you get it from?
    It looks different from the regular khasiana.

    Cheers,

    Gus
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    Hi Tony: Long time no hear from you. I hope...

    Hi Tony:

    Long time no hear from you. I hope you and your neps are fine. I wanted to ask you what types of N.alata do you grow.

    I have not seen anyone from the U.S growing real alatas

    Gus
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    Hi There: I've tried used ground coffee in...

    Hi There:

    I've tried used ground coffee in Neps with success. the only thing i do different is that i don't use 100% ground coffee, but mixed with 2/3 pine bark, perlite, and some peat.

    Gus
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    Hi There: it's definitely ventricosa and a...

    Hi There:

    it's definitely ventricosa and a very expensive one.

    Gus
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    Hi There: I have grown plants in tanks with...

    Hi There:

    I have grown plants in tanks with lights, gadgets, fans, etc, even though not as much as some of you but one thing I must tell you
    mirabilis X XTiger is a lowland cross. it may grow...
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    Hi there: Please if you have to choose between...

    Hi there:

    Please if you have to choose between the two: mikei is the way to go. Keep it humid and give it plenty of light. It'll reward you faster than a lowii. Once you have your conditions...
  9. Hi there: Most philllippino species can grow...

    Hi there:

    Most philllippino species can grow well under lowland conditions:
    Ventricosa, copelandii, truncata, mira, alata
    Also: intermediate range plants like vogelii and platychila
    Tobaicas,...
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    Hi all: One aspect not discussed by seedjar is...

    Hi all:

    One aspect not discussed by seedjar is the fact that clonal variation also influences the readiness of a spectabilis to pitcher. I have had mine for almost 3 years and it never pitchered....
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    Hi Rattler MT: Nice photos. How is your...

    Hi Rattler MT: Nice photos. How is your hurrelliana doing these days/

    Gus
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    Nepenthes alata: there are amongst the easiest...

    Nepenthes alata: there are amongst the easiest plants to grow. From lowland to highland varieties. It'd be wise not to over water them. I am not sure what compost you use, but please make sure media...
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    Hi Ron: Just ask how many people grow hamata...

    Hi Ron:

    Just ask how many people grow hamata under so called "lowland conditions" I know one person, maybe 1 or 2 more, but that's all.
    Hawaiian climate is not the typical lowland condition Ron,...
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    Ah Ron: one more thing. Truncata is the typical...

    Ah Ron: one more thing. Truncata is the typical example why some phillippino species can grow well under lowland and highland conditions. There is no such thing as a highland truncata just a truncata...
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    Hi Ron: Regarding your statement with a...

    Hi Ron:

    Regarding your statement with a sibuyanensis growing for 6 months under lowland conditions, just shows that you have not had this plant long enough. In general, most lowlands can grow...
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    Hi Ron: As you also know that for every...

    Hi Ron:

    As you also know that for every statement there is an exception. Although phillippino highlands tend to withstand the heat a bit more than other highland counterparts found elsewhere,...
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    Hi all: this hybrid always intrigued me,...

    Hi all:

    this hybrid always intrigued me, because most aristolochioides hybrids tend to be more heat tolerant even those crossed with another highland such as sibuyanensis and spectabilis, but no...
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    Hi Juliet: I think you should go for hybrids...

    Hi Juliet:

    I think you should go for hybrids like N. red leopard (ventricosa X maxima) or
    thorelli X maxima (N X Rokko)

    Cheers,

    Gus
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    Hi Zero: The cleanest way to cut a basal is...

    Hi Zero:

    The cleanest way to cut a basal is using a razor blade or scalpel. Cut the basal off the mother plant as close as possible from the main stem. Use a general fungicide to spray the site...
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    Hi Glider14; you have a nice selection of...

    Hi Glider14;

    you have a nice selection of species and hybrids. I would recommend to give them as much LIGHT as you can, fertilize with an orchid fertilizer once every month at least, and provide...
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    Hi there: well, they do OK at high...

    Hi there:

    well, they do OK at high temperatures during the day, but they do like their cool nights and decent humidity levels. It's slow but rewarding


    Gus
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    Hi all: Muluensis X lowii is a superb hybrid....

    Hi all:

    Muluensis X lowii is a superb hybrid. Usually muluensis tends to be a very tricky species to grow since it requires true highland conditions to grow the way it's supposed to!. But this...
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    Hi there: Usually plants that derived from...

    Hi there:

    Usually plants that derived from dark coloured species in Nepenthes, tend to produce pitchers with colours which are obviously less intense than the parental species, but they do tend to...
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    Sure Vraev: Let's not have a tsunami warning...

    Sure Vraev:

    Let's not have a tsunami warning system and let it kill people, destroy buildings, and plants, because we should let nature take its course!
    Also, why bother with medicine, let human...
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    Vraev: While your argument in pro conservation...

    Vraev:

    While your argument in pro conservation is very valid and it has the support of a large number of CP growers, is nevertheless flawed.
    On one hand, we have people who take plants and seeds...
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