Nice photos, y'all. This is definately one for my wish list. I have a warm spot in my heart for Thailand anyway. (Thai linguist in the USAF) I can't help feeling that other new species are about to appear from there.
Hi Everyone, The Vikings are looking the best ever! We think this is one of the finest Nepenthes from a horticultural point of view. Graceful leaves, and delicate, colorful pitchers that last a long time.
Hello guys, I cant remember when Sunbelle said this, it was about viking colours being bleached out by strong sunlight, but deepening in shade this is what I observed lately:
previous pitchers, has been like this all the while:
latest pitcher, which I deliberately placed in pitch black area pitcher hides here:
now look at this improvement!
(I know its nothing worth wowing about, but for me its an achievement )
I am quite shocked by this difference, although it might not seem obvious on the comp screen, there is really quite an improvement when seen personally. It is strange how the plant should enjoy strong lght on its foliage yet have a pitchering habit similar to sibuyanensis, and showing its true colours only when no one can see it
Lamwn, We can definitely see the difference in your pics. In their natural habitat, the long tendrils place the pitchers on the ground, deep in the weeds protected form strong light. It must be very hot and humid in that micro-environment, while the rest of the plant grows in brighter conditions, enjoying more air movement. Looking at Nong's photos of the Viking natural habitat, it strikingly resembles some Sarracenia habitats here in Florida.
Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Aug 27, 2006 6:31:06 GMT 7
I would say crossing it with either N. rafflesiana, bicalcarata and ampullaria would make for great offspring with similar pitcher shape. I also believe crossing it with some of the superior N. thorelii's would make excellent offspring for color and tolerance for heat. I would most definitely like to see it crossed with N. rowanae since they seem to be similar in design.
And of course you can't make any hybrid unless you've crossed with a N. truncata as well!
Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Oct 6, 2006 12:15:57 GMT 7
Viking growth habits.
Does anyone know if N. sp. Viking dies down completely? Is it a monsoon growing form? I am curious because I was planning to grow one experimentally in a full sun area like how my mirabilis, Coccinea and others grow. I was hoping it would vine out and grow tall like all the rest so matured uppers and vines could develop. Any ideas?
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
bonfield: If you think the situation on this forum is bad, you should see what that those creeps Justin Dunning and Kurtis Herperger(Victoria Butterfly Gardens), Willy Chung, and Lloyd Gordon did to the Canadian forums: www.butterflygardens.ca
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