User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Stake or hanging

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Ogden, UT
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello fellow plant nuts,

    I recently recieved a large plant (alata x maxima 3ft.) that has been growing as a hanging vine, in other words it is growing towards the ground. Although the pitchers are upright the leaves are upside down. I assume that in the wild that this plant would be growing across the ground with leaves facing the sun. So here is the question, could I tie the shoots to a stake so that it looks more natural?

    If so can the older shoots slowly be trained to the stake or will I just end up breaking them? They seem quite inflexable with a .8cm diameter.

    Thanks all

  2. #2
    N=R* fs fp ne fl fi fc L Pyro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)
    I would guess that you could train the plant up a stake so long as you were slow and careful about it. I was able to do this with my ventricosa though it wasn't quite the size yours is.
    'My love was science- specifically biology and, more specifically, when placed in a common jar, which of two organisms would devour the other.'

    See You Space Cowboy

    Hagerstown, Maryland


Similar Threads

  1. Do you stake your neps?
    By adrian in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-15-2010, 11:57 AM
  2. Hanging out at the pool
    By MrFlyTrap2 in forum Greenhouses, Terrariums and Bog Gardens
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-23-2009, 03:57 PM
  3. I've had it with hanging baskets!
    By jimscott in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-23-2006, 04:14 PM
  4. Help! innocent vft life at stake
    By Amateur_Expert in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-14-2004, 12:20 PM
  5. Hanging
    By Bubba in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-20-2004, 03:40 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts