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Nepenthes Judith Finn - help!!

This is a discussion on Nepenthes Judith Finn - help!! within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; And thank you Amey for the clarification Do you think it would do alright in ...

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    And thank you Amey for the clarification Do you think it would do alright in s/h? I have another 2" pot that's sitting at home unused. I am very careful not to get the plant itself wet when I water it, but i suppose with the leaves so close to the soil, they may just get wet unintentionally. At the very least, if they don't catch gnats, I hope to someday have a lovely pitcher plant that thrives on whatever it does catch! I'll might look into other plants for the gnats.

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    What do you mean by SH, as in standing in water? I like mine to dry out between waterings, the top compost should be friable, whereas the bottom of the pot should still feel moist to touch. Also standard SH media like LECA pellets will not work for the fine roots of Nepenths. I mix 2 parts vermiculite with 1 part grit and 1 part coco peat. That works really nice, dries out pretty fast with excellent drainage and is light, so that I can hang my plants among my orchids.

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    And thank you Amey for the clarification Do you think it would do alright in s/h? I have another 2" pot that's sitting at home unused. I am very careful not to get the plant itself wet when I water it, but i suppose with the leaves so close to the soil, they may just get wet unintentionally. At the very least, if they don't catch gnats, I hope to someday have a lovely pitcher plant that thrives on whatever it does catch! I'll might look into other plants for the gnats.

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    Yes, I have several of my orchids in hydro pots (with outer pots) in LECA. The smallest pots I have have much smaller aggregate but these plants probably need some kind of soil like you've mentioned. I will look into it

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    FWIW - I have noticed that both of the two Nepenthes we attempted to grow are also sensitive to heat. It just got too hot for ours in the greenhouse here in Arkansas summer.

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    If the company labeled it a mature plant, i would have expected something a bit bigger....I hope it didnt cost you too much! In my eyes, a small plant that grows into a large plant is imature, so technically, this is the young top of a mature growth, so it is imature, but Amey is also correct....Well played company, well played.....This is my mature Nepenthes (NOID) That i would have been expecting something atleast half the size of:

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    The plant is in a 800ml hanging basket, planted in straight sphag moss. Excuse the wilting leaves, i just gave it a drink. The pitchers can get about 3times as large as this one (This pitcher aprox 7cm tall) and grows quite hapily in full morning sun through the kitchen window, above the sink

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    I agree with you, I was expecting something bigger. Especially considering the description of the "juvenile" ones said they ship with 0-4 pitchers, so a mature one by deduction should at least have a few - or am I crazy? LOL At least it didn't cost me a lot, then I would have fought harder with the company to get a refund. I think I will be switching this guy to a sphag/perlite mixture - as the care sheet that came with it recommends. I don't understand why they're potted in soil when shipped if they're not supposed to live in it. Anyway, I won't rant too much about the company but I know I won't be buying anything from them again! Hopefully I can keep this little guy alive and get it as big as yours Jordan!

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    Jordan your Nepenthes looks so.so.so dehydrated plz give some water.he.he.he.
    Ali, what Jordan said is true based on the photo itself they cut the bottom or the upper immature plant, through my experience previously I'm very crazy with this specie because they consumed large spaces and need more water (otherwise easily dehydrated , tropical climate) so I decided not to proceed with this beauty anymore. Even when I was imported the plants previously the immature or seedling already producing such a cute lower pitcher. To me by looked at the morphology of the plants it seem that the plant is just recovered from shock after cutting from mother plant ( probably 3 months) Plz go on with the sphag and perlite they really love it, slowly remove the soils take the rudimentary roots.Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Jordan your Nepenthes looks so.so.so dehydrated plz give some water.he.he.he.
    Ali, what Jordan said is true based on the photo itself they cut the bottom or the upper immature plant, through my experience previously I'm very crazy with this specie because they consumed large spaces and need more water (otherwise easily dehydrated , tropical climate) so I decided not to proceed with this beauty anymore. Even when I was imported the plants previously the immature or seedling already producing such a cute lower pitcher. To me by looked at the morphology of the plants it seem that the plant is just recovered from shock after cutting from mother plant ( probably 3 months) Plz go on with the sphag and perlite they really love it, slowly remove the soils take the rudimentary roots.Good luck.
    He was a bit, but i did mention he had a biiiig loooong drink. And great advice too! i might use some as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Germinatorman View Post
    Pinguicula (Butterwort) plants? I have many of them, they grow like weeds and I keep them in my grow area in the basement.
    LOL. And yet for me, Pings are difficult to keep alive.

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    Jordan it is most probably a natural hybrid called Nepenthes ventrata (ventricosa x alata) very fast growing and marketed by most common nurseries. I have a few of these. The mature pitchers will develop a nice dark red ring at the top of the pitcher.
    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    This is my mature Nepenthes (NOID)

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