Hi everyone, Manny was visiting yesterday. We took a cutting of a bical that belongs to him. Check out the size of the vine... It's the size of a small tree! Michelle took a photo of the guys in the greenhouse. Trent is on the right with the knife, Manny is holding the huge vine on the left.
Normally, we would have tried to bloom this vine, but Manny wanted to take it home. The only way we could transport the gigantic bical was to cut the vine... and it still wasn't easy to fit it in the car. ;D
I have seen large Nepenthes cuttings flower as if they hadn't been cut on occasion. You might at least discover the sex of the plant if you don't already know. N. bical. is a tough one to root from the main stem though. I hope it takes for you! Cliff Dodd could do it with his plants, I had to stick with rooting the basals.
Post by mannyherrera on Apr 24, 2007 21:23:48 GMT 7
Yeah...I hear it's tough. Not sure why, especially in lowland conditions like ours here. I cut up this stem and used the perlit/water technique. I added about 4 inches of perlite to a terrarium and about 3 inches of water. I dipped the cuttings in rooting hormone and inserted them into the terrarium. I then placed a class cover over the top, but not completely sealing the terrarium. This will ensure high humidity and heat, while allowing ventilation. I also placed coccinea (which will root in flowing magma) cuttings as a test subject.
This is a photo of the exact same plant back in June of 2005. We took it out of the greenhouse to be part of a display (and it won 1st place blue ribbons when judged!) at a plant show and sale. This bical had 12 good pitchers.
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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