Wow!!!! I'll be lingering over these pics for a long time. My N. dubia is simply vining upwards but not making pitchers. How do you grow yours? N. macropylla x lowii?? I had no idea such a plant existed. It's magnificent!
You are the man.
John Galt is dead!
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That aristo shot is outlandish...in the most literal sense of the word. Looks like an asteroid or a shipwrecked spaceship evac pod or something from Xenobiology 101....(alright, I promise to stop reading so much SciFi)
These shots have reduced some of the unappetizing feelings I usually bear against flash photos f Nepenthes. Goes to show that flash photos don't need to have distorted colors and shot shadows. This combination of macro lens and an actually usable flash is something worth pondering. Now that I have these nice new cloth backgrounds, might as well go all the way and buy a REAL camera (= one with exchangeable lenses....)
BTW: many people here might not realize this, but the plants you are showing here are perfectly representative of what classy Nepenthes enthusiasts in Germany love to grow most: high-maintenance, high value (monetary as well as aesthetical), , uh, highland species. A few selected hybrids, too, but only if they meet the above criteria (which these certainly do.)
Michael, i don`t think that any N. macrophylla in cultivation ever reached flower. Even the old plants from J. Marabini (who discovered it) are far away from flower. My plant come out from N. macrophylla seed.
Robin, the leafs are almost 35cm (14 inch) long. I hope to see a flower of this plant within this year.
Hans, the problem is, that there is no reseller for Exotica Plants in Europe =)
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