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by corky » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:59 am

i was thinking of buying a villosa,i think it is an extreme highlander and might proove difficult,they are expensive and wondered if anyone had any experience with these and if they have could offer me any advice,photo would be cool

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Re: n.villosa

by Lawndude84 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:09 pm

I myself don't have one but from what I've read about them they are slow growers and require ultra highlander conditions. You could probably get away with growing them in highlander conditions, but you might see some slow-down in growth. Where are you purchasing it from?
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Re: n.villosa

by CN- » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:23 pm

It s a Ultra high lander an if you can keep it as so or even as a Highlander i have found that it will grow very happily.
Your Humidity is the main issue Your Humidity HAS to be as High as you can keep it . Mine is growing in the coldest spot of my green house in its very own conditions ( in a sealed tank ). Just keep in mind if you buy a N. Villosa it might be 15 years before you will have a foot tall plant . It moves at a snails pace it is in no hurry .

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Re: n.villosa

by corky » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:29 pm

thanks for the advice i don't think i have the patience to grow a plant so slow,i purchase my plants from hampshire carnivores

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Re: n.villosa

by Lawndude84 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:02 am

15 years? wow that's crazy.
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Re: n.villosa

by dvg » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:52 pm

Hi Corky,

I grow a few N. villosa and they are slow until they get big enough so that the pitchers can be fed some freeze dried bloodworms or flightless fruit flies.

They also like the very cool nights, getting down to from between 4C to 7C.

Mine really seemed to take off after I gave it a coffee treatment. I usually pour coffee through the villosa's potting mix about once every six months.

Here is a link to one of mine, showing some of it's growth over the course of about a year or so.

http://lhnn.proboards.com/index.cgi?act ... 436&page=1

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Re: n.villosa

by hackerberry » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:54 am

Amazing Nep dvg, truly a Master...

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Re: n.villosa

by dvg » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:11 am

Thanks for the kind words hb, but I'm still learning as I go.

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Re: n.villosa

by ragoonaths » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:16 am

corky wrote:thanks for the advice i don't think i have the patience to grow a plant so slow,i purchase my plants from hampshire carnivores

i buy my plants from there they are very good


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