i have a small nepenthes truncata that is not doing well for me.i moved from pa to florida,and simply dont have proper indoor conditions to keep it healthy.with that being said,i am asking if anyone wants to work a trade.tell me what you have,and we can take it from there.i will send it wrapped in damp spaghnum moss.if you are from a cold climate,i will need to know where to get a heat pack.otherwise it is risky to send without.
hello....the little truncata is still available.it is still alive.i just repotted it.once i see it is growing again,it will be ready for a new home.as far as it not doing well goes,i think it is light related.i cannot the artificial lighting it needs.i will report its progress.
I think these are all fascinating, anyone tell me where, and how I can get one, I have never seen them befor, we just don't have the right kind of stores in this town, I would have to drive an hour away to a greenhouse, or a Lowes where I normaly get my garden supplies.
Hi y'all. I am new to CP. My oldest son,11, begged me to get him a S. Rubra for his birthday this last February. After much searching I found one. Tiny and expensive, but I found it. Needless to say I bought it for him. He looked up care on line and has taken very good care of it.
Well, my youngest son decided he wanted a CP for his birthday as well. So I found him a couple. They did not have ID's other than 'Tropical pitcher' and 'Sundew'.
Then the other day I was at Calaway's and they had a large nepenthes. miranda.The pitchers are all dried and crappy looking but the rest of the plant looks good. I think I am officially hooked on CP now.
Can any of you give me any advice or post some good links that y'all like. I would love to see all of these thrive and do well. I have looked at some pics on line and have seen many that I would like to try, but I want to know that I'm not going to kill 'em first.
So your rubras sitting in abit of rain water in full sun? sundews grow similar.
Is your tropical pitcher a nepenthes? hanging pitcher plant? These like half shade, high humidity and to stay moist but not in water.
Grow them all in a peat moss, sand, perlite mix. Don't fertilize them, they'll die.
My number one tip when you get a new nep. plant is to 1/3 fill each pitcher up with some rain water, check in a day and retop if needed, then it'll be right you wont need to do it again (unless you tip them out to send in the mail). The pitchers open with there own fluid in them and if you never tip them out you'll never need to top them up. Otherwise without the water the pitcher will just dry up and die in a day.
The rubra is in a pot with rain water in the green house. I think the tropical pitcher is a nepenthes, but it's super tiny. The pitchers on it are only about a 1/4 long.
As far as filling the large ones up: Should I cut off the ones that are dried up? Some of them are dried and shriveled on top but not on the bottom. What should I do with them?
Sarracenia rubra needs more sun then inside the greenhouse i think. Got any pics of it?
Yeah the nepenthes need the greenhouse or under trees as they'll burn in the sun. You can cut off any old, dried up pitchers, it won't take long to form more pitchers.