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Nepenthes Ventricosa(HighLand)

by ikauga » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:53 pm

Is it possible to grow the HighLand type outside during the time of year in SoCal?
Im worried about the sun and how hot the pot is gonna get

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Re: Nepenthes Ventricosa(HighLand)

by dionaea muscipula » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:11 am

ikauga wrote:Is it possible to grow the HighLand type outside during the time of year in SoCal?
Im worried about the sun and how hot the pot is gonna get

ventricosa, yeahh i live in socal too and i am growing a N.ventricosa, oh and the N.ventricosa is more of a intermediate then a highlander. its been getting pretty cold lately so i would say leave it under a tree
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Re: Nepenthes Ventricosa(HighLand)

by ikauga » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:18 am

Okay I got a Nep from the FlyTrapstore.Im excited about getting my first Nep (aside from 2 VFT IDK Capenisi seedlings and plants)

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Re: Nepenthes Ventricosa(HighLand)

by dionaea muscipula » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:21 am

ikauga wrote:Okay I got a Nep from the FlyTrapstore.Im excited about getting my first Nep (aside from 2 VFT IDK Capenisi seedlings and plants)

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Re: Nepenthes Ventricosa(HighLand)

by ikauga » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:18 am

Okay now i need a potting mix for the nep not sure what too get.Is 100% peat moss good?

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Re: Nepenthes Ventricosa(HighLand)

by dionaea muscipula » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:10 am

ikauga wrote:Okay now i need a potting mix for the nep not sure what too get.Is 100% peat moss good?
no,no,no,no,nononononoonono i like to use this mix http://www.cascadecarnivores.com/produc ... d7d42faaf3 it works well for me
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Re: Nepenthes Ventricosa(HighLand)

by Matt » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:07 pm

For my Nepenthes, I use either live sphagnum, pure long fibered sphagnum, or long fibered sphagnum and perlite (around 30% perlite and 70% sphagnum).
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Re: Nepenthes Ventricosa(HighLand)

by doku » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:02 am

I too live in SoCal and I like using pure long fiber sphagnum on all my Nepenthes. With highlanders I like using white pots if im keeping them outside in the sun. This keeps them cool.

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Re: Nepenthes Ventricosa(HighLand)

by ikauga » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:16 pm

Yay got it looks preetty beat and a pitcher is squished i think i can nurse it back to good health :D

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Re: Nepenthes Ventricosa(HighLand)

by Matt » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:22 pm

ikauga wrote:Yay got it looks preetty beat and a pitcher is squished i think i can nurse it back to good health :D

I'm sure you will! Shipping them potted always increases the risk of them getting more beat up in transit. But I'm sure you'll have no problem getting growing in no time!
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Re: Nepenthes Ventricosa(HighLand)

by Veronis » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:28 am

dionaea muscipula wrote:
ikauga wrote:Okay now i need a potting mix for the nep not sure what too get.Is 100% peat moss good?
no,no,no,no,nononononoonono i like to use this mix http://www.cascadecarnivores.com/produc ... d7d42faaf3 it works well for me


I have excellent results with a 1:1:1:1 mix of peat, perlite, vermiculite, and crushed orchid bark (sometimes the bags of it come with charcoal too, which is fine - the orchid bark pieces can be as big as a dime (ish) with some finer pieces). My ventricosa's mix has about 5-10% charcoal that came pre-bagged with the orchid bark, and it's doing very well.

Change the soil every year with a fresh mix of whatever you decide to use.

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Re: Nepenthes Ventricosa(HighLand)

by Matt » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:01 pm

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dionaea muscipula wrote:
ikauga wrote:Okay now i need a potting mix for the nep not sure what too get.Is 100% peat moss good?
no,no,no,no,nononononoonono i like to use this mix http://www.cascadecarnivores.com/produc ... d7d42faaf3 it works well for me


I have excellent results with a 1:1:1:1 mix of peat, perlite, vermiculite, and crushed orchid bark (sometimes the bags of it come with charcoal too, which is fine - the orchid bark pieces can be as big as a dime (ish) with some finer pieces). My ventricosa's mix has about 5-10% charcoal that came pre-bagged with the orchid bark, and it's doing very well.

Change the soil every year with a fresh mix of whatever you decide to use.

I use pure sphagnum or sphagnum and perlite and the plants seem to do well with that too. I get the impression that Nepenthes aren't too picky about their media, though I don't have a ton of experience growing them.
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Re: Nepenthes Ventricosa(HighLand)

by ikauga » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:03 am

Hmmm by piecing the mixes together i can proably use LFSM and pertile on the bottem and peat moss and live spaganum moss on top


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