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post #51 of 246 Old 08-21-2013, 02:25 PM
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Lol! My terrarium is about a 3 gal kritter keeper! Sundews to take over the world!! :D

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post #52 of 246 Old 08-21-2013, 02:58 PM
That's how big my kk is! Lol
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post #53 of 246 Old 08-21-2013, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Let's see...

N. ventricosa - intermediate
N. alata - lowland
N. x 'miranda' - N. (maxima x northiana) x maxima so a lowland/intermediate hybrid
N. sanguinea -intermediate
N. deroose alata - N. (alata x ventricosa) another lowland/intermediate hybrid
N. copelandii - intermediate
N. tobaica - intermediate
N. khasiana - lowland
N. truncata - lowland
N. gracilis - lowland
N. rafflesiana -lowland
N. maxima - intermediate
N. albomarginata -lowland
N. burkei - intermediate

lol I'm going to let the CP queen describe the differences. I'd need lowlanders. The N. gracilis is my favorite of those. I had been looking into trying to find N. trichocarpa and that's one of the parent species. Where's the N. ampullaria?

I saw some Phal noids at Lowes when I was there the other day. Didn't check the price. The flower spike was so long that I'm not even sure I can fit them into the 10 gallon.

Everyone else notice Izzy outed herself as the one trying to push plants? I wanted witnesses tht it wasn't me! I know snitches get stitches!

Bekah- Kritter keepers are cheap...why pick one or the other to grow? ;)
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Pick one or the other what
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Pick one or the other what
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Sundews or rhizomes. I say a container of each.
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post #56 of 246 Old 08-21-2013, 04:36 PM
Oh. maybe i will!
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post #57 of 246 Old 08-21-2013, 08:53 PM
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Best of both worlds!!

So. CP queen. I can deal with that. Anyway, there are three categories of nepenthes based on where they are found in nature (Polynesia, New Zealand, southern Asia): highland, lowland, and intermediates. Lowland species grow (as you might have guessed) in the lower elevations below 1200m. These plants require high humidity and relatively similar nighttime and daytime temperatures. Perfect for terrariums. Highlanders grow above 1200m. They are considered the most difficult of the nepenthes to grow because they require a large drop in nighttime temperature. Like some require a 20F drop at night. All the while requiring high humidity. They require a heater during the day and an air-conditioner at night. Really expensive little buggers. And intermediates as you can imagine come from.. well the intermediate zone. They tend to be the most hardy as they are found in the most varied conditions. If you want to start with neps, start with intermediates.

I don't push plants. I push 'dews....
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post #58 of 246 Old 08-22-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Izzy! I would have made it much too complicated and included the two ultra categories. The little 10 gallon (provided the thermometer works) says the little 10 gallon get to the low 80s during the day, and high 70s at night. Not much of a dip, so I'm hoping it is ok.

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I don't push plants. I push 'dews....
Someone hacked your account and is semi-trying to pimp out VFTs on your thread! I just thought I should make you aware since you only do the dew.
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Someone hacked your account and is semi-trying to pimp out VFTs on your thread! I just thought I should make you aware since you only do the dew.
Oh dear. That sounds like a major problem. I'll get right on that. ;)

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post #60 of 246 Old 08-23-2013, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Quick update. Four of the five submerged grown C. nurii are growing new leaves already. I'm taking that as a good sign. Three of the buces are starting new leaves (kir royale, green chile, and gunung sumpit). The green chile is actually forming two, since like the gunung sumpit, it has a sideshoot. I'm guessing I'm doing something right. Hoping anyway.

I tried close up pictures of all the new leaves. Didn't work out for me, so you just get that one.
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