Hello, I am getting a basal carpet on my red amp. just wanted to start a thread to discuss the factors contributing to pitcher size in ampullaria. currently I grow mine in a rather wet mix: 100% cocochips. Its in a wide basket: ample root space and I hope this helps. But just saw the pics from Yamada thread, and the amp pitchers are so large but pot so small. My first basal pitcher is coming out now, and it is like all others, very small. the other basal carpets I have had arent any better, pitchers start off 1cm, then increase slowly to something like 1 inch. and stay that way. So what are the determining factors to large basal pitchers like those on Yamada's site? From the tanning on the leaves, I am guessing he gives his plants relatively good lighting, but that doesnt seem to be a big factor, my amps produce small basals in 50% and full shade similarly sized. Thanks
Lam, slightly off-topic, but is your red amp putting out leaves approaching the size of the original ones still there before they arrived? Mine is growing, but the leaves are still about 50-60% the size of the original leaves, and I'm wondering if my conditions are optimal. I didn't change the mix or the pot, and have it in bright shade. It probably gets about 3 hrs of bright light everyday. (And it's certainly not putting out any basal shots, heh). Thanks.
Hi, thanks for the advice. My plant is growing leaves and pitchers the size they arrived with. Actually I felt bad taking the larger plant, its orientation was also...better (ie it was lying down more, so the carpet would spread more when fomed, I remember your plant coming with a more vertical stem, probably also why it wont basal as soon) I think I will try a small cover over a basal shoot to test Rainforests' hypothesis. just wanted to include a pic of ampullaria 'SPOTTED' in natural habitat, after diggin out the leaf litter covering it.
2nd pic shows the 'normal' pitchers. As you can see, they turned pink without the light exposure. I will be very contended with pitches of this size. The plants grow in rather thick and clayey soil. Thats why I am surprised that they dont mind the lack of aeration to the roots. Obviously this is not so big a factor?
Lastly, how does pruning help? does pruning the main vine cause basals to start to elongate? or does another growing tip from the upper stem emerge to take its place?
Harlequin, formerly Tricolor, is a group of clones with 3-coloured speckles. Brunei Red is also a number of clones with nice red coloration. Williams' Red is a single clone which you can only buy cuttings of, which is an extremely dark red. They're all of natural origin, I don't think any have been specifically bred for those traits.
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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 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?
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lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
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mylesg: yes, facebook groups will never have same feel as this place once did
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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
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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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mylesg: just posted ton of new pics in my thread!
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