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By hungrycarnivores
Posts:  112
Joined:  Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:53 pm
#374524
Hi all,

I have a conundrum here.

I recently acquired N. Rajah, N. Jacquilineae, N. Tenuis x Dubia, N. Tenuis, N. sp. kemiri, N. palawanensis, and N. stenophylla 'mantapok'.

Turns out they are doing fine in terms of pitchers, the rajah is pitchering and making jumps, but the leaves are getting progressively tinier. I have heard unhappy neps don't pitcher, but I am not seeing this here. I am confused and don't really know what to make. It is worth noting that the kemiri, palawanensis, and stenophylla are brand new, the others are about 5 months in my care.

Please let me know. I will post more pics soon.
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By Nepenthes0260
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Joined:  Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:59 am
#374562
The rajah, jacq, Kemiri, and palawanensis are still fairly new so I wouldn't worry too much about them. Just make sure they're acclimating ok with high humidity, and don't be blasting them with too much light.

I kept my HL neps in way too high of light for some time, which caused shrinking leaves. I moved them to a shadier spot and I'm getting leaf jumps and pitchers now.
By hungrycarnivores
Posts:  112
Joined:  Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:53 pm
#374568
Nepenthes0260 wrote: Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:16 pm The rajah, jacq, Kemiri, and palawanensis are still fairly new so I wouldn't worry too much about them. Just make sure they're acclimating ok with high humidity, and don't be blasting them with too much light.

I kept my HL neps in way too high of light for some time, which caused shrinking leaves. I moved them to a shadier spot and I'm getting leaf jumps and pitchers now.
Jacq is not yours.. It is 7 months old! How long do they acclimate. And, how high is the lux? Maybe I should switch the lights out with my heli tank?
By Z_Y
Posts:  90
Joined:  Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:19 pm
#374589
If your current grow space has brighter lights than the supplier, then the leaves will tend to be smaller. However, pictures would probably help.
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