User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0

View Poll Results: Growth and feeding poll - How do you feed and it's effects

Voters
280. You may not vote on this poll
  • They catch lots of insects on their own and I don't suppliment.

    60 21.43%
  • They infrequently catch insects and I don't suppliment.

    32 11.43%
  • They are not able to catch insects and I don't suppliment.

    11 3.93%
  • I regularly put food into the pitchers.

    91 32.50%
  • I use liquid fertilizer sprayed onto the leaves.

    15 5.36%
  • I use fertilizer at the root zone (liquid or slow release).

    12 4.29%
  • I drench the entire plant with fertilizer.

    9 3.21%
  • I feed the pitchers AND use fertilizer on the leaves or roots.

    50 17.86%
Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 456789 LastLast
Results 57 to 64 of 68

Thread: Growth and feeding poll

  1. #57
    maxima's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Posts
    297
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Though all my plants are outside catching their food, I've recently started fertilizing a few specimens to experiment.

    This is a Rafflesiana that had received a severe cold damage, it had lost growth points and eventually everything. The bigger leaves you see are the only remaining leaves from the original plant. I have used coffee and seaweed extract (maxicrop soluble powder) and it has made a glorious comeback! I fertilized at the roots and didn't really flush out anything.


  2. #58
    Maiden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    1,918
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    dueoka: WOW amazing pitchers !
    Maiden

  3. #59
    Maiden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    1,918
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    MAXIMA: nice recovery, well done.
    Maiden

  4. #60

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    752
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a quick question about feeding neps. I have some dried bloodworms. Is it necessary to crush them into a powder to feed them like how it is done with drosera or can I feed them whole? I know crushing them will increase their surface area which means it gets digested faster but I am just wondering if I can just drop one or two in per pitcher.

  5. #61
    The Most Uncreative Name in the History of Ever Plant Planter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Northeast Ohio
    Posts
    675
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PiranhaPlant View Post
    ...Is it necessary to crush them into a powder to feed them like how it is done with drosera or can I feed them whole? I know crushing them will increase their surface area which means it gets digested faster but I am just wondering if I can just drop one or two in per pitcher.
    I would say just drop them in, like how it is in nature, although it's probably fine either way.

  6. #62
    zesty. BioZest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    NE, US
    Posts
    769
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think that the surface area of the meal worms will matter that much. I actually just listened this Saturday to a very interesting talk about how incredibly effective the enzymes in the pitcher fluid are. All you are really going to get is a big bloody mess if you mash them.

  7. #63
    NBLD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Acton, MA
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I feed my one, little nepenthes beta food every other week in a fully developed pitcher. It keeps putting out new pitchers with this diet. So far, so good.

  8. #64
    NatchGreyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    592
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    At the end of June, I bought three Neps (ampullaria Williams Red x Harlequin, bicalcarata Brunei Orange Clone, and kongkandana) in tall 3 inch pots. Repotted them w/out pots. Only fed them ants occasionally until end of September. Throughout that period one (kong.) sprouted a basal, two (amp. and kong.) pitchered well, but had small, pinky sized pitchers.

    At end of September, began diluted MaxSea treatment as per Savage Garden, repotted them all w/out pots, moved locations, set them up with growlights instead of just window light, and still occasionally fed ants and other bugs that I saw around the house (most of which disappeared by the first week of November).

    By beginning of December it was obvious that I needed bigger terrariums (had two small ones, maybe 15 gallons total, but I don't think it was that much). The bical had it's first two pitchers, the second being about as big as a thimble. The amp. has 3 inch tall pitchers, with the newest two pitchers being almost twice as big as the former three, and leaves being twice as long as in September (3 times as long as at the end of June). The kong., which had gone into shock after its second repotting and lost all its pitchers, now has a third basal and pitchers on every leaf.

    A couple days after Christmas, I bought a 29 gallon aquarium w/glass lid as a new terrarium. Repotted all my plants. All three now necessitate a 6 inch pot. The amp root system is a little small for the 6 inch pot, but the bical fits nicely, with a little extra room for media, while the kong really needs an 8 inch pot given its rapid growth.

    Based on this, I feel as though the MaxSea helps growth and stabilize the plants whenever they move. Since repotting, although it has only been a few days, I haven't seen any of the plants go into shock (but we'll see if the bical, which is notoriously finky, continues to produce leaves and pitchers).

Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 456789 LastLast

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
  •