I'm looking for anyone who would like to work out a deal for either the plant or a cutting of N. albomarginata purple/black. I can't find any to buy anywhere else. The one place had a pic of one but they lie and it was the green. So if anyone is out there let me know.
Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Oct 6, 2006 11:54:31 GMT 7
I would like to open up the discussion regarding the growing of the purple-black-dark N. albomarginata. First of all, Sunbelle recommends to grow the albos more drier in soil and wetter in air/humidity.
I have several clones of the dark form of N. albomarginata, yet, my best growing form is in an eight inch hanging basket with an internal reservoir that holds water. From a rooted cutting, in this situation, it has grown to well over three feet in less than three months. This is EP's dark clone. It is dark and vigorous. I originally planned to remove it from this growing container to adopt Sunbelle's growing method.
I also have to report that my red N. albomarginata (EP's clone) does better for me as a specimen in a mesh pot over that grown in an eight inch hanging basket. So this follows suit as exactly what Trent/Michelle said regarding high humidity and drier soil recipe.
I do not have the purple form yet but I have the MT Penang spotted and the EP red.
I grow the MT plant in very little media...basically the media has broken down over time but the plant keeps growing and growing. I have not measured it yet but it should be about 5 feet long. Because there is not much media around the roots, the pot dries out very quickly.
The EP plant is grown in more or less the same way, allowing the media to go quite dry before watering. The only difference is that it takes direct sunlight so that the leaves and upper pitchers will turn red.
In my conditions, both plants pitchers on every leaf.
Long shrubby vines is a good way to describe them. Our red Penang form just produced a huge pitcher (for an albo), as have a number of other Neps. They seem to appreciate the daylight hours getting shorter, closer to the equatorial day/night cycle. However now we are moving into the longer nights than days, and they will slow down.
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