Hi All. Thanks for the comments. You are all truly a gracious audience Re: the giant raffs. The white raff giant is the best from a batch we got from BE. Thought we were getting the famous one pictured but it wasn't too bad once grown. Would have preferred a dark one though The Bau giant was from MT a few years ago and I assume they were all giant. The photo is of one clone. We sold all the others off but have some small ones growing on for breeding in the future. No, that's not my leg. The rest of the raffs pictured by everyone else are great, also. Great colours and shapes.
I don't know why MT discontinued the Sarawak giants. They are truly great forms. How many clones do you think there are Geoff? I got one from a person in FL (Hyde's Stove House) years ago who had a lot of them at the time. I got another from Kim in HI last year, and seems like it's the same clone as the one I had before. However, I think it's a different clone than your specimen plant, Geoff.
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Wonderful plants, ep! Re the Bau giant, I've been having difficulty growing this in Singapore in its typical lowland conditions... as have other Singapore growers... I'm wondering what the problem is. Do you give it very high humidity and/or loose mix? Lots of light?
Hi All. Lol, I am not sure how many clones they had in TC at the time. Ch'ien Lee would be your best bet on that one as he was working for them then. When small the most noticeable difference in these to other raffs was the maroon new leaves. As they mature it was also the leaf shape. ebeyonder, we imported some more of these and some supposedly winged raffs from them a few years ago and had a hard time surviving any. I am not sure why, perhaps something went amiss in tc and that is why they are no longer around. We do not grow them any different then any other raff. We give them the best lowland conditions we can with our seasonal variations here. I would assume that they would thrive in Singapore. Give them plenty of light and it may be an idea to make sure that your potting mix is not too wet. With the high humidity, warmth and rain you guys get over there you could nearly grow them as epiphytes A point to consider on this subject is that pot culture is quite different than plants growing in the wild. Thanks.
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
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borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
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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!
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