Hello, I recently got these from EP. they are very nice and certainly worth the wait
HOwever, I have begun to notice already that they may be having trouble coping with the hot weather here in SG. THey have been very slow in growth, this being the first pitcher since... ... I think December06. I thought a good hybrid to compare them to would be trunc x densiflora, very much like what Leilani said. My trunc x densi (larger plant) is growing ok but its performance in terms of pitchering is really quite disappointing - always slightly deformed, small pitchers. I am wondering if this plant would perform worse than that? or can I expect some better performance to make it worth growing? BTW, June is fast approaching, and I am very worried for my h/l or intermediate plants, as we would be expecting 34C days, 28C nights... thanks
Post by agustinfranco on Apr 29, 2007 9:52:34 GMT 7
we have 3 possible scenarios:
1) plant will decline and will go to nep heaven 2) plant will remain pitcherless until the temperature drops after the first hot season and this growth pattern will express again and again 3) or the plant will remain pitcherless during the first hot season but will recover during the second hot season. in other words, it has adjusted to its new environment
Hi Lam. I grow mine under very bright light condition even direct sun at some time. The pitcher will color up black instead of green I use to grow in lesser light and pitcher is smaller and green. temp is not an issue with my plant.
Lam, my izumiae x truncata seems to be enjoying the brighter yet hotter weather. It was pitcherless and not growing very much until the recent hot blast from the afternoon heat. The basal immediately put out pitchers and the main vine is now pitchering too! It is happily sitting at the brightest spot of my balcony.
Here's an extreme example of light adjustment and moving plants to full sun. While this is the worst case of sunburn I have had so far, I am not worried about this plant's future. Please notice the new growth and how healthy it looks. N. ventricosa-squat x (talengensis x carunculata).
This plant was recently received from EP, and obviously they had been growing it in more shade. But, please look at another plant I received at the same time, the same hybrid:
This too is in full sun. The second plant is larger than the first, and is already starting to pitcher. I still think full sun is best, and some plants do go through a difficult adjustment period, but I have never lost one plant growing this way. The sunburn only happens on older leaves, but all the new growth is much stronger, fatter, and pitchers are larger.
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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