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  1. kentosaurs

    Fish emulsion fert

    Hey guys...I got myself a fert (Yates brand)...Main purpose for it is for my fern and orchid...but just wanna ask you guys if this fert can work for neps too. I never fertilize cause my neps use to wipe out colonies of ants:-)) But now i don't have any ants left in the house and i've observed...
  2. pygo

    search Nepenthes pollen

    hello everyone, I have a female Nepenthes ((maxima x stenophylla) x maxima Celebes) soon blossoms. I'm looking for pollen to fertilize with a preference for species or hybrid with a large peristome but I study any proposal I'm ready to buy the pollen or give half of the seeds that will result...
  3. lizasaur

    Big Plants. Tiny (But Proportionate) Pitchers.

    So, while on the whole, my nepenthes are being happy pitcher-making machines. But I do have a couple exceptions that just have me scratching my head. Example A: Miranda Example B: Ventricosa Red Madagascarenisis is doing the same thing, it just can't even keep the tiny ones alive so I cut...
  4. lizasaur

    About Those Coconut Chips...

    The best Neps I've gotten over time have all been potted with some mixture of Coconut Chips. And as they've grown and media degraded, it's time to replace it. I've finally got my hands on some coconut chips. I was thinking about 2 parts LFS, 1 part Perlite, 1 part Coconut Chips. But after...
  5. A

    fertilizing cuttings

    Sorry if this has been asked before - direct me to the proper thread if it has. Is it beneficial or harmful to fertilize nep cuttings? I've got some planted in 50/50 lfs/perlite. Just wondering at what point they would benefit from this. Can't see when they start growing roots, obviously...
  6. herenorthere

    Orchid collection winner allegedhuman $20

    Here are three orchids, one of which is in bloom, another is about to bloom and the third is probably a couple years from blooming. The first is a Phalaenopsis pallens var. denticulata, which is a small-growing, very tolerant species. This one is ~8" from leaf tip to leaf tip and it has three...
  7. Millipede

    when to fertilize sarr seedlings

    when to start fertilizing them? i have 26 baby sarrs and theyre sending up their second pitchers now (pyro's seeds i think, andy was giving them away) so far they just seem to have a single root to anchor them in the ground. when do they start getting a little bigger? i want to fertilize them...
  8. Zero

    How do I fertilize a nep flower?

    How do I fertilize a nep flower? I have 2 nep flowers opening right now and need to know the time frame on flower opening and fertility. Also how to transfer the polllen onto the female. Thanks, Zero
  9. S

    Fertilizer Experiment

    I decided to do a little un-scientific experiment regarding fertilization of Sarracenia seedlings. I have some wild-collected S. purpurea seeds from two different locations in WI, roughly 120 miles apart. So I figured I'd fertilize one of them and not the other, using a Miracid solution as a...
  10. Veronis

    Fertilizing Nep pitchers caused shortened life span

    To all who fertilize neps via pitcher, what fertilizer do you use? 20-14-13 Better-Gro Orchid Plus at quarter strength worked well in the soil (minus the algae problem it caused regardless of how much I flushed), but putting the fertilizer into the pitchers, while the results were fantastic...
  11. Adam

    Short Question

    I just got an orchid from my grandmother. it was done flowering, so she threw it out. I adopted it, and planted it in orchid bark. Anyways, i was wondering if the ice cube method works well(3 a week), i will fertilize it, and i cut off the flower stem. indirect light. this is basically correct...
  12. Wolfn

    Fertilizing Cephalotus

    I have a Cephalotus growing on my windowsill, but it's not the healthiest right now. I can't feed it any bugs because it only has a few immature pitchers and non-carnivorous leaves. I would like to apply some fertilizer to the Cephalotus. Anyone have any suggestions? Also, how often do I...
  13. ellforest

    Bulbophyllum Ornatissisimum

    Hello all: So, I received a bulbophyllum ornatissisimum for Valentines day and I am a bit confused about taking care of it. It is very small, only a few small leaves. It has a few very small roots, and I have potted it in a mixture of organic coconut fiber, blonde sphagnum moss, a little...
  14. herenorthere

    anyone want pawpaw seeds?

    I saved some pawpaw seeds this year so, if anyone wants some, let me know. For those who don't know what pawpaws are, they're the largest fruit native to the US. The fruit has a very strong tropical fruit aroma and kind of a banana-pineapple flavor, with some unidentifiable other flavors in...
  15. Jefforever

    Campanulata Is Unhealthy :(

    For some reason this guy isn't growing. When it finally does make a leaf, the tendril dies after a couple days. I've grown this for about 2 months now. It's in a mix of 1:1:1 LFS, Perlite, Coral. I water it so that it is always moist. It's in one of my lowland tanks next to a very healthy...
  16. Jefforever

    Fertilizing Darlingtonia (Pics!)

    I don't know if this would work, but could a darlingtonia be fertilized to encourage growth? I know people fertilize VFTs and Sarrs... Here are my cobras that want to improve: By the way, these are the mountain form. :-D Thanks in advance!
  17. Clint

    Pitchers don't last. At all.

    Sup, peeps? I have a problem. My N. campanulata have settled in and are pitchers well, growing fast, and all is well... BUT the pitchers just aren't lasting. I have never encountered this problem, so I don't know how to address it. I feed twice a month. Half strength organic fertilizer. The...
  18. moonflower

    Science geek-y question.... ammonia as fertilizer?

    (First... side note.... whoa crazy new feature with the search thing for the title! I like it though!) Anyway, I'm studying for my microbiology test and I've been working on the nitrogen cycle specifically... one of the practice questions we had talked about using either ammonia (NH3) or...
  19. billylh

    transplant questions

    my nep has been sitting in my windowsill for about a week now, still in its 3" original pot, i wanted to transplant it today. its a 4" tall n. ventricosa with a few totally black leaves on it(i imagine just needs trim from winter). the plant has like three 4 inch leaves with many smaller ones...
  20. Clint

    Utilizing non-Sphagnum mosses as a topdressing

    I can't keep up with watering my live Sphagnum moss. It dries out too fast, and I can't water twice a day. I was thinking. We've all had miscellaneous mosses grow in our pots, and aside from the fact that they can choke out small plant, I seriously doubt they will overtake Nepenthes. Why can't I...
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