Interesting, are they in a lot of direct sunlight? My spectabilis x veitchii doesn't seem to do that, but it doesn't get a lot of direct sun. My spathulata x spectabilis does color up with age like that one in the same amount of light that my spectabilis x veitchii gets.
spathulata x spectabilis
old spectabilis x veitchii pitcher
A day without Nepenthes is like a day without sunshine! -- steve
The front and back sides of my GH don't have shade netting, only one layer of clearish plastic sheeting. That's where this plant lives, and where it gets the full brunt of the afternoon sun for three hours straight.
Hans that veitchii x spectabilis is spectacular. Have you ever thought about removing the shadecloth completely? I was so scared to do it but since I did, ALL of my plants seem to crave the sun...especially in these shorter winter days they are literally reaching for the sunniest spot possible. I didn't lose a single plant after removing my shade cloth. Ludwig
Have you ever thought about removing the shadecloth completely?
Yes, but I can't, it's integrated in the GH structure. In summer, such a move would kill every single plant, of course, but in winter I should really do it.
That gives me an idea: I should replace the black shade cloth with the light silver type, and then cover the GH with an extra layer of black SC in summer. Hey, I'll call my greenhouse designer right away!
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
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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!
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