Hi everyone, Wow, Michael, you have an impressive list there! We would like to see some photos. We have similar taste in Neps... You say N. densiflora grows well for you? How long have you had it? Do you have it in full sun also? We have N. thorelii x densiflora and truncata x densiflora (looks like a bright red truncata) that grow very well for us through the summer heat. We were afraid at first to try anything with densiflora blood because it's one of those ultra highland plants. The hybrids with it are doing great, and now you say that you can grow the pure species. Very interesting.
On the other side of the size factor in relation to establishment time; sometimes the bigger they are, the harder they fall. We've had Neps which are several feet across, like our huge bical 'Big Mama', and when we had to move them out of their growing area (for the hurricanes last year) they really hated the change. The smaller bicals didn't suffer nearly as much. ...and we're not even talking about removing the plant from the pot, just a short and temporary move for safety to another humid spot. The monster Nep species (another one is merrilliana), which have been in the same exact micro climate for years don't like being moved around, nevermind sending it around the world - at least this has been our experience.
Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Jul 14, 2005 23:13:12 GMT 7
Trent, Firstly, N. densiflora was difficult for me. but when I got my last shipment from BE they started to grow fast. fater than a previous shipment from them. I got small starters that at first grew very little in two inch pots. Then like some kind of magic spell, they started to outgrow their pots, so I decided to move them to four inch pots and then they also started to grow. Now most are in six inch pots and althought the pitchers are still on the small side, they are growisng well nonetheless. I believe BE is selling a different clone as even the leaves look different than they did originally. BE must also be growing them well since their current list has offerings of N. densiflora in larger sizes in quantity. I could only get small originally. I have densifloras growing in shade, in full sun and even in a protective area and they are all growing about the same. In August I will move some out to my specimen areas to get larger and grow with the big boys!
I will hope for the best for my larger seedling N. bicals. They were in the shade and I know they will get huge there, so growing them in more light should toughen them and perhaps keep a more compact growth habit. I also have some seedling starts in full sun with older leaves with brown burned edges/portions and new leaves laughing at the heat!
Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Aug 5, 2005 11:49:45 GMT 7
I believe more than true species, that their hybrids actually thrive under warmer and in each case, seedling hybrid offspring adapt as they would in their native habitats to cope with WARM or COOL conditions. I believe that if you start to grow them warmer, they will adapt in that climate and actually thrive in it. My photos and plants are proof of this theory. This is the hybrid of N. eymae (highland) by veitchii (highland form)
This grows well in full sunlight.
Another colorful hybrid combining the best of everything we want in a hybrid. is the cross of N. spectabilis x (northiana x veitchii h/l)
Plus the exciting array of hybrids using N. Rokko. This is one form of it crossed to N. spectabilis
and again in another form
Also anything crossed with sinuyanensis has to be enormous. This is a cross with the purple form of N. macfarlanei
And finally this shot of N. talangensis x (stenophylla x lowii) This is the reddest form of this hybrid.
Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Aug 10, 2005 1:39:11 GMT 7
What is so amazing is that many of the highland hybrids develop into vining plants with uppers faster than my lowland types. This is an example of a plant bought from EP and has since send up this large vine (with side pups at the base). This is N. spathulata x spectabilis.
Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Sept 21, 2005 15:21:29 GMT 7
Just saw a spike on my N. diatas. I guess its happy in paradise as well! I'll post the pics after the storm passes and maybe let you take a guess what sex it is. I'll also update the shots of mira and red leopard as well in their respective threads.
Hi,I'm nepenthes fever from Thailand. This topic REALLYYYY hits my taste so I decided to register to become one of your society. I wonder if anyone of you guys already tried yet N. Macrophylla,N. xTrusmadiensis or N. Aristolochioides?? I have their hybrids ; Thorelli x xTrusmadiensis and Truncata x Aristolochioides. They do very well here in Thailand!!!
Hi Nepenthai, Welcome aboard! I think Michael (aka Rainforest Carnivores) has xTrusmadiensis and N. macrophylla, try a search on the board there were some images if I remember right. Nobody seems to have N. aristolochoides in the tropical lowlands though. Anyone killed one so far? ;D Volker
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
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