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By corky
Posts:  383
Joined:  Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:56 pm
#39982
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
By Lawndude84
Posts:  319
Joined:  Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:13 pm
#39995
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?
By CN-
Posts:  300
Joined:  Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:31 pm
#39996
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 .

here is Mine

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Daren
By corky
Posts:  383
Joined:  Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:56 pm
#39999
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
By Lawndude84
Posts:  319
Joined:  Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:13 pm
#40420
15 years? wow that's crazy.
By dvg
Posts:  57
Joined:  Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:17 pm
#46763
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

dvg
By hackerberry
Posts:  1690
Joined:  Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:58 pm
#46800
Amazing Nep dvg, truly a Master...

hb
By dvg
Posts:  57
Joined:  Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:17 pm
#46803
Thanks for the kind words hb, but I'm still learning as I go.

dvg
By ragoonaths
Posts:  39
Joined:  Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:15 pm
#48035
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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