Carnivorous Plants forum: first nepenthes for me.

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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Jul 19, 2016 6:21 PM CST
One is ventricosa and the other is hybrid.

Considering I don't have living lfsm, by me. I went the other rout, I was sick of coming home to the top of the medium being dry, so I went into my creek, found d moss, cleaned off the medium it was on, and put it on top
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Jul 20, 2016 12:58 PM CST
And that was less ecologically damaging then digging peat? You could just plant the Nepenthes in spagnum moss and the Serracenia in pebbles.
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Jul 20, 2016 7:15 PM CST
Those aren't sarracenia, and I did plant both in sphagnum moss, but still I worry about them drying up while I am gone.

And trust me daizy, I wouldn't of done it if I thought it would be a crazy impact. I used maybe the size of 2 dollar bills, if you saw my creek, you wouldn't of worried either
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tarev
Jul 20, 2016 7:25 PM CST
My nepenthes sits in distilled water here, that is the only way I can keep it moist nicely.
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Jul 20, 2016 8:01 PM CST
Yea, I KNOW I have other options. I just always wanted one in a hanging basket, with the leaves and pitchers spilling over.
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 21, 2016 2:32 PM CST
I was talking about Serracenia in general and your discomfort with digging up bogs but not creekbeds.

Ecological impact is a relative term (I'm only doing a little damage, not like those guys with bulldozers....).

The only way you can make Nepenthes happy in a hanging basket is to raise the humidity. Maybe one of those Artic Misters that attach to hoses, pointed directly at the plant would work.
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drdawg
Jul 23, 2016 9:10 AM CST
You in the (desert) west have completely different growing conditions than I, here in Mississippi. I would think that Brenden, though cooler, would have similar (outside) conditions that I have. Anyway, after only growing a single Nepenthes (I think it is the sanguinea), I got the Nepenthes ventricosa 'Rosea', aka "Red Pitcher" plants. They are real cuties. I have only had that single plant for 1.5 years, and it was a cutting when I got it. It took a year for that (rooted) cutting to grow its first pitchers. I thought that I would have to wait for these ventricosa to grow their pitchers........perhaps another year of waiting. But no. These new plants are just loaded with small pitchers, which really surprised and delighted me.


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Name: Jaime N.
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Kjnorris918
Jul 23, 2016 12:37 PM CST
drdawg said:You in the (desert) west have completely different growing conditions than I, here in Mississippi. I would think that Brenden, though cooler, would have similar (outside) conditions that I have. Anyway, after only growing a single Nepenthes (I think it is the sanguinea), I got the Nepenthes ventricosa 'Rosea', aka "Red Pitcher" plants. They are real cuties. I have only had that single plant for 1.5 years, and it was a cutting when I got it. It took a year for that (rooted) cutting to grow its first pitchers. I thought that I would have to wait for these ventricosa to grow their pitchers........perhaps another year of waiting. But no. These new plants are just loaded with small pitchers, which really surprised and delighted me.


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Ken, those are adorable. Thanks for sharing.
I have 2 nep. Rootings ID unknown that I hope will start producing pitchers again soon. Also I'm getting seed to N. Ventrata × (bellii × ventricosa) that I'm excited to the process time on. :)
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drdawg
Jul 23, 2016 12:59 PM CST
That sounds like a lot of fun, Jamie @Kjnorris918. Needless to say, I have never grown a carnivore from seed. I wonder if they will grow true, or be like my plumeria and adenium seedlings, and not be true to their parent?
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Jul 23, 2016 3:08 PM CST
I have Drosera coming up from seed all over my greenhouse. They all look the same to me. I have grown some Serracenia from seed and they also looked like what they were supposed to look like. Of course, changes in Plumeria and Adenium would be more noticeable. Smiling
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drdawg
Jul 23, 2016 4:05 PM CST
Thanks, Daisy.
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Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
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Kjnorris918
Jul 23, 2016 4:08 PM CST
drdawg said:That sounds like a lot of fun, Jamie @Kjnorris918. Needless to say, I have never grown a carnivore from seed. I wonder if they will grow true, or be like my plumeria and adenium seedlings, and not be true to their parent?


I'm not sure. I have a picture of the parent plant I plan to compare when it's large enough. Smiling The was my first attempt so I'm very pleased with myself. Haha.
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drdawg
Jul 23, 2016 4:09 PM CST
I am pleased with you too, Jaime.
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Name: Jaime N.
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Kjnorris918
Jul 23, 2016 4:10 PM CST
DaisyI said:I have Drosera coming up from seed all over my greenhouse. They all look the same to me. I have grown some Serracenia from seed and they also looked like what they were supposed to look like. Of course, changes in Plumeria and Adenium would be more noticeable. Smiling


I bet your greenhouse looks neat with drosera everywhere. Haha. Did sarracenia germinate well for you?
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Name: Jaime N.
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Kjnorris918
Jul 23, 2016 4:38 PM CST
drdawg said:I am pleased with you too, Jaime.


Thank you. Smiling So how many of those little neps are there? I'm jealous. Big Grin Thumbs up
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Jul 23, 2016 5:28 PM CST
The Sarracenia did germinate well. I planted them out this year (Year three after two years in the greenhouse).

GH weeds: Don't forget the Maiden Hair ferns, 5-finger ferns and what I suspect might be a squirrel foot fern coming up in one of my cactus pots. Smiling
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drdawg
Jul 23, 2016 6:22 PM CST
Since I am buying wholesale, the minimum of any variety that I have to purchase is 72. That's what is called a "tray". Then you get into how many trays must be purchased to constitute an order. Let's just say I have quite a few pitcher plants.
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Name: Jaime N.
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Kjnorris918
Jul 23, 2016 6:29 PM CST
Oh my. Haha. Pitcher plant heaven. Do you ever put them on your site for sale? Whistling
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Name: Jaime N.
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Kjnorris918
Jul 23, 2016 6:32 PM CST
DaisyI said:The Sarracenia did germinate well. I planted them out this year (Year three after two years in the greenhouse).

GH weeds: Don't forget the Maiden Hair ferns, 5-finger ferns and what I suspect might be a squirrel foot fern coming up in one of my cactus pots. Smiling


Thanks. I have 1 VFT and 2 neps outdoors that seem to be taking this Vegas weather pretty well. :)
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drdawg
Jul 23, 2016 8:23 PM CST
Jamie, that's why I purchased them. I have a business, Tropical Plants & More (check out the Green Pages for comments about me and my business). This is simply a new plant for me to grow and to sell. I have not posted any for sell yet but if you have interest, please T-Mail me.
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