Post by nepsaroundthehouse on Jul 10, 2006 20:23:58 GMT 7
I've found that my viking I'm growing indoors is losing color on the pitchers that are between other plants. I have a feeling my plant needs more sunlight. Any chance of growing this guy outdoors? I'm hearing from Michael that the leaves toughen up which might lead me to believe that viking may be able to grow outdoors for me and then brought in during those cold spells. Any thoughts?
Mine's a vivid red form and I noticed that the side of the pitcher facing the sun is green while the side away is red. I thought it was the light but could not confirm it until now. No matter how, the sunlight is most intense where I am...at the equator. Hehe.
Trent, my pitchers are hanging like Han's. Time to hide them?
Hi Cindy and everyone, You could give them some shade. We place the larger plants in hanging baskets, and it can be difficult to shade the pitchers. Some are the cream pink color and some retain the red. The green forms will stay green. Note the hanging baskets in the wide view pic: you can see the color range. We do nothing special. Joel, try the Viking outside for the summer, and keep it as humid as possible. Bring it in once night temps start consistently dropping below 50 F.
Hi, I loaded up some current pics of N. sp "Viking" of mine at www.groups.yahoo.com/group/nepenthesclub. These are at the last of the misc file. The very last one is N trusmadiensis as an extra. Truly, Tom
If you have a yahoo mail account, sign in, then in the same browser instance, paste the link I provided. This should work for most. You will still have to join the yahoo group but yahoo uses profiles which are the same for 'mail' and 'groups'.
Well after a few attempts, Michelle finally got into the albums to see Tom's beautiful pictures. Really awesome uppers, Tom. Beautifully done photos. We like the thorelii seed sprouting, too. Oh, and the trusmadiensis is in a class by itself.
A functional complaint: I will never use yahoo. It's not formatted in a user friendly way, and we had to sign in and confirm our email address about twenty times before the stupid thing let us see someone else's photos. We had to re-click the link with a few browsers open in order to see Tom's photos. If it wasn't for Ludwig's instructions (and Michelle who figured it out) I would have given up. After we signed in, the stupid yahoo group note said I wasn't a member of the group, it gave us the run around for a while. Can't afford to throw away valuable time, yahoo STINKS in our opinion.
But, again, great photos Tom. I hear photobucket is good for sharing online.
Hi, heres a pic contribution from me. My plant stopped pitchering for like 3 leaves...so many of my other neps arent pitchering for some months now, not sure why. Fortunately for viking, its latest leaf carries its come back.
anyway, I hope its not off-topic. All neps have a certain range of pitcher:leaf ratio, both leaf and pitcher increase in size relatively constantly through the growing life of a plant. If a plant goes through shock and recovers, it may be growing in foliage and stem and roots, but not pitchering. would the pitchers be still 'on the right track' when it repitchers again? It may sound simple, but really dont understand why its not so in my plants. Viking also seems to be having some disproportional ratios now. thanks
Hmmm. We find Viking to be a prolific pitcher producer and some of our plants have 10+ pitchers at one time. The pitcher size will vary from plant to plant, and they are not huge pitchers, nor is the plant huge either. They make a fine display when allowed to grow out with attractive foliage and long tendrils placing the pitchers at different levels. Visitors to our greenhouse comment on the Vikings all the time without even knowing what they are.
And this is an upper (of viking hybrid or something that evolved-but-didn't-reach-viking) - I can't seem to find the photo of it open, but it has a blood-red peri:
We have some others, like one tall shaped one with a smooth peristome. Probably Tom's will be amazing (I can't see the pics)- he lives in viking territory. Lam, that is a lovely klom shape (what Nong calls 'pure) viking. Were the pitchers like that when I passed it to you?
I remember seeing one with WHITE pitchers (no, not the kind bleached by the sun). These were truly snow white. It was grown as the others were, so it couldn't be becuz of environmental conditions. Oh WHY why why didn't I buy that one also...when I returned to take a photo it was already gone!
Agreed with the above, once a viking gets used to your place it will grow like a ventrata. Ours took 3 - 4 months though (even though S'pore has much the same climate as Thailand). They are finicky about being moved. If its growing, don't touch it (guess this applies to most Neps to an extent).
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 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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