camsdad66 wrote:Verrrryy nice pitcher on that Raff, oval! Looks like you're growing it in a greenhouse, maybe? Can you please tell me a little more about your growing conditions?? And how did you get it back from "near death"?? Thanks.
Yes, it's just one of those cheap 4-tier greenhouses I keep indoors in a south window. I have a tray of water on the bottom shelf and it stays humid. For years it was in a smaller enclosure I fashioned out of those clear plastic storage containers. It did pretty well, but eventually I neglected it. One day a couple of years ago when it stopped pitchering I looked in and saw that the weight of the plant had pulled the roots out of the pot - it was surviving on the humidity alone. The media was so deteriorated that the roots system was probably suffocating. I just repotted into new mix in a slightly bigger pot and stuck it in that new greenhouse and it seems to be enjoying it.
Nepenthes0260 wrote:That's a nice rafflesiana. What clone? Reminds me of the Borneo Exotics ones.
I got it from Lee's Botanical Gardens about twenty years ago.
Benny wrote:You guys all take so much better care of your nepenthes than me. I abuse mine horribly!
I think my plants would agree with you that I do the same, but I am slowly learning!
That one plant boi wrote:Beautiful raff! I also recently had the pleasure of experiencing my first large rafflesiana pitcher.
Raffesiana are definitely one of my favorites. With each new larger pitcher it amazes me anew.