Astounding pics! Thanks for posting, Jacques. Just like your photos of pervillei and madagascarensis, we have learned more about this little known species in one posting. There is so much revealed about the environment, and the variation of form is incredible. Is the red soil a laterite type of clay? Also, how were humidity levels and temperatures?
Temperatures at this time, even in mountain at 350m, is between 25 and 29°. It's a real lowland. The soil was just humid on the top, but some days before during my holidays in NC, i lived some hard rainy day. Most of the days it was cloudy. But you can get anyway some good colors on your skin ! About soil, lateritic soil or " red soil " developed on ultrabasic rocks are rich in metals like iron, l' aluminium, cobalt, chromium and nickel. Which is being a true poison for a great majority of plants. Here you can find a specific vegetation called " maquis ".
Thanks for showing these wonderful photos. Interesting seeing the variation within this species. The form with dark lower pitchers is very pretty, and I have to say that the inflorescence on this species is rather nice too.
Also nice seeing photos of D. neocaledonica, a species that I have had problems with. So much that I don't really miss it after losing it from my collection. Maybe having the right soil could have been the key to have it grow better. Good to see it does well in the wild though.
Fantastic pictures. The picture quality is just amazing. Please tell me what camera you are using and the type of lens used. These pictures clearly belong in a book. very very nice. thanks for sharing.
Post by Marcello Catalano on Nov 14, 2008 23:22:17 GMT 7
Thank you so much for showing us a plant that we never see around! I remember a french guy many years ago bringing around the worl his experience and photos of N. vieillardii in habitat. You photos are wonderful, they give the idea of the romantic way this plant grows in these unique and extraterrestrial-like habitats. And they show how these plants are real pioneers!
thanks a lot for your compliment. It's nice from you. All plants i've seen were in bloom. The seeds are between january and february. I've got a small camera, a Nikon Coolpix P4. I had the same for the pervillei and madagascariensis report. I plan to go next year in Australia for an other pitcher plant, the one and only one cephalotus.
Wow, you sure did take a lot of nice photographs! Seeing this many photos, from several locations has really helped me understand this species better. thanks!
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How do garbage companies like these stay in business, ripping people off year
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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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.
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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!
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mylesg: just posted ton of new pics in my thread!
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