Everything's starting to look nice now: New 'Rokko' Exotica pitcher: the plant may soon be transitioning to uppers First good pitcher on N. 'Lang' (mirabilis Australia x mixta) Viking #19 x (maxima x trusmadiensis) getting bigger This is definitely a winning clone: SG spathulata x jacquelineae glabrata BE clone finally pitchered These guys will probably be giving me heart attacks daily for the next couple years: 4 N. attenboroughii One of two very large new 'Rebecca Soper' pitchers Smorgasbord of ampullaria 'Harlequin' pitcher and basals And, a couple clearer shots of the raff "Brunei Giant Red BE-88"
A few more shots, some things are looking particularly nice: merrilliana x campy putting on some color and size Best looking pitcher right now on hamata x platy (inermis x singalana) x mira showing the mira in the peristome The peristome on the spath x jacq has gone nearly black Biggest pitcher yet on the ampullaria 'Harlequin', at somewhere around 3" tall And the newest, biggest pitcher on Viking #19 x (maxima x trusmadiensis)
More to share: N. 'Miranda' fat intermediate. I think the intermediate pitcher always look best, since they have the cornucopia shape of uppers, but retain the wings, deeply mottled colors, and darker peristome of lowers 'Rokko' Exotica intermediate Huge leaf jump on truncata SG lowland, something this species is known for, but still impressive The oh-so-underrated x ventrata N. 'Lang'
All my plants are grown in one greenhouse, however the highlanders are moved out every night into cooler conditions for them to do well (what I wouldn't give to be able to afford the things I need to get a highland greenhouse going downstairs....) The temperatures in the greenhouse itself vary with the seasons, going from very intermediate in winter to almost ultra lowland in summer, though the different shelves also have semi-microclimates too.
Viking #19 x (maxima x trusmadiensis) and its wonderfully dark pitcher Relatively new, N. vogelii does well even in lowland conditions (that, or the corner it's hidden in stay a lot cooler than the rest of the greenhouse) Apologies for blurriness, but the new spath x jacq pitcher required a pic And with the color they turn (ex. this older pitcher), this plant may deserve cultivar status as an adult There are actually 2 sumatrana "Giant, Nias" in the pot, but the one is a lot more vigorous. And the peristome already has stripes..... 'Rebecca Soper' produces a number of new growth points But I still get plenty of elegant uppers Speakig of elegant, N. graciliflora "Pink" uppers And, the ever-growing carpet of amp 'Harlequin' pitchers
A new, mostly upper pitcher on 'Black Dragon,' some progress shots. The peristome starts out very wide and flaring, but folds back and darkens quickly Shapely and colorful 'Miranda' upper And one just after it's opened Difference between faint light and shade with ventricosa "red" pitchers Stripey, cherry peristome on 'Lang' Biggest pitcher yet, and the merrilliana x campanulata is keeping the pale flushed color New spathulata x jacquelineae pitcher, off a 3.5" leaf.... oh, what it will look like when it's full size, with the peristome already this wide N. khasiana The most bizarre pitcher yet off the spectabilis giant: only the peristome and one side of a wing has normal pattern Compared to the pitcher on the previous leaf, on the same vine My "bonsai" copelandii may b transitioning to intermediates, and while the pitchers are getting bigger, the leaves really aren't Adorably tiny chubby glabrata pitchers. This plant has been steadily growing, getting bigger, and put out a new pitcher on every leaf And the larger pitchered, but blander colored glabrata x maxima (at least, blander looking now) A great deal of variation has sprung up in my raff "dark brown parent, Sajingan" seedlings, with some very pale pitchers, some very mottled, some thin and shapely, others dumpy and squat The plant is in an awkward location in the greenhouse, but the clipeata x (clipeata x eymae) is getting bigger and more colorful And an exciting development on my BE-88 giant raff: the peristome has widened and the neck lengthened, and the pitcher has gotten thinner, so it may be transitioning to intermediates Moving from exotic to elegant, graciliflora "Pink" ventricosa x spathulata And compare that one to this guy, ventricosa x northiana. Considering the shape of northiana, I'd be expecting something more like 'Red Leopard' in shape or color
Always more to share... N. clipeata x (clipeata x eymae) is not a small plant raff "dark brown parent" showing teeth and colors gracilis nigropurpurea so far only showing color on the inside the two most immaculate pitchers yet on spectabilis giant, and the largest on the bottom fully darkened spath x jacq glabrata x maxima vogelii beccariana "red," biggest of 5 (I also have a dark form longifolia, plan on comparing the two when those get bigger) Personal clones of 'Splendid Diana' x ventricosa "red": these are fast, having gone from 2 to 7" in about 2-3 months merrilliana x campy Still loving Viking x (max x trusmadi) And, intermediate-upper on 'Rokko' Exotica
Your splendiana x ventricosa are really taking off. I didn't keep any of the seed (too little space), but I'm curious to see how yours turn out. That and the eventual uppers on the viking x (maxima x TM)
thatoneplantboi: Hey guys, I'm new to growing nepenthes, I'm getting a mini indoor greenhouse to grow them in. What kind of light should I use for them? Also, if you could provide a link to a product, it would be very much appreciated
Oct 5, 2017 10:16:29 GMT 7
borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
Sept 2, 2018 14:34:57 GMT 7
mylesg: i havent checked in here for a while, why does it seem all the CP forums have lost their once strong activity? the trade/sale section used to be so active and now its a ghost town. where is everybody hanging out these days for a strong online CP community?
Dec 9, 2018 3:15:01 GMT 7
mylesg: Happy holidays to everyone out there!
Dec 26, 2018 0:23:13 GMT 7
lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
Oct 2, 2019 12:09:05 GMT 7
mylesg: yes, facebook groups will never have same feel as this place once did
Nov 3, 2019 8:34:22 GMT 7
etiennecancio: perhaps we can try to revitalize the old forums? i always found them to be much more convenient than facebook groups at least hah
Nov 4, 2019 17:01:25 GMT 7
mylesg: i refuse to abandon this place, i am posting in my grow thread with many photos and always there to answer any questions just built new grow room and tons of pitcher shots!
Nov 6, 2019 21:17:59 GMT 7
vidyut: hey mylesg. glad to hear that. Love this forum. Facebook can't organize knowledge like this. Will participate as much as I can.
Nov 25, 2019 5:37:09 GMT 7
vidyut: Photobucket has ruined this place and many other forum archives with years and years of photos worth referencing now blurred. Priceless information hostage to services once free, begging for adoption, arbitrarily monetized.
Nov 25, 2019 16:28:58 GMT 7
bonfield: This forum is almost at 13K total threads, I can't wait to read the topic that pushes it past the mark!
Dec 3, 2019 8:27:58 GMT 7
arvin555: I do not like FB forums because it is difficult to read back Archives. Let us keep this forum alive!
Dec 9, 2019 11:14:09 GMT 7
mylesg: just posted ton of new pics in my thread!
Feb 9, 2020 3:40:25 GMT 7
bonfield: If you think the situation on this forum is bad, you should see what that those creeps Justin Dunning and Kurtis Herperger(Victoria Butterfly Gardens), Willy Chung, and Lloyd Gordon did to the Canadian forums: www.butterflygardens.ca
Jun 1, 2021 7:14:40 GMT 7