Post by JB_orchidguy on Oct 27, 2006 13:05:19 GMT 7
I was just reading on a website about N. ephippiata I like how it looks similar to lowii. The site said that it is a little warmth tollerant. I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience growing this plant. I would like to grow this as well.
It's been one of the easiest plants under my care. It's a very steady grower and increases in size at a rate one can't call slow. I received my plant last year at about 2.5" across and it's now approaching 7", with very colourful, well-developed pitchers. Typical highland conditions. I love this plant.
Lowii is also a very good grower for me, thought ephippiata is pretty much the more vigorous one.
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Post by JB_orchidguy on Oct 27, 2006 13:46:41 GMT 7
Well, I don't think I have typical highland conditions. I don't have a separate grow area yet for my highlands so I am forced to experiment to see which ones will tolerate intermediate to lowland conditions. The only one I know is a highland and doing fine even in my conditions is ramispina. So will this nepenthes take occasional temps into the 90's. Hopefully I Will not have that problem next year with temps getting that high because I will be installing the wet wall, yet I dunno what conditions I will be able to maintain till I finally build it. Thanks for your reply.
Post by JB_orchidguy on Oct 27, 2006 19:31:04 GMT 7
Twoton I think I might just do that. If the wife allows me to place theorder with sunbelle then I will just take some money out of my savings for one of these guys from black jungle. That is where I saw it at. Definately since next year I will be installing a wetwall and it can live right in front of it if it has to. Thanks everyone.
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Post by agustinfranco on Jun 15, 2007 5:04:51 GMT 7
Two ephippiatas survived the harsh Taiwanese summer in my greenhouse, one of them even modestly thriving (now there's an oxymoron!).
One was killed by bugs, but only after I'd traded the other one.
I'd say, try it.
Twoton: Oxymoron or not, we need to use that terminology, since people get easily confused between having a plant with leaves and no pitchers (calling that "good growing conditions") versus a plant with the same leaves but with beautiful pitchers. Let's all oxymoronize!
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