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schloaty

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Hey all,

My aristo has started to vine...or at least I think so. The inter-nodal distance has greatly increased in the last four or five leaves, and the pitcher buds look like they're getting attached further towards the back of the proto-pitcher. The vine is just shy of a foot tall....Is this about right to start seeing uppers in this species?

Also, has anyone here had their aristo produce basal shoots?
 
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I think you should cut the vine into pieces and trade them off. You know to people like me
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Tall enough to start making upper pitchers I would say. N. aristolochioides will make lateral shoots without too much trouble. It is however EXTREAMLY slow to root cuttings and they often fail totally.

Tony
 
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I'm in full agreement with Treaqum.

From what I've read it's one of those species that goes vining up through the trees... so I imagine uppers come pretty quickly.
 

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Machete, it's in typical highland conditions....high 50's to low 60's at night and high 70's low 80's for the day, 80% covered tank, so decent humidity (though over the summer it didn't mind the deck railing, so I don't think it's all that sensative in this area), and I use those fluorex 65 watt flood lights. Medium is LFS with mixed in "orchid mix."

Thanks for the info, Tony. I do intend to try and root this one. I seem to have better luck rooting the hard ones that I do with the easy ones....I rooted a one node cutting I got through the mail (complex hybrid), which I later killed from neglect (stupid), but have yet to succeed with x 'Ventrata.' Go figure.
 
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[b said:
Quote[/b] (Tony Paroubek @ Mar. 03 2005,4:35)]Tall enough to start making upper pitchers I would say.  N. aristolochioides will make lateral shoots without too much trouble.  It is however EXTREAMLY slow to root cuttings and they often fail totally.

Tony
Tony - you say "often" fail - have you had any success? There are about 4 of us over here in Oz that have tried on numerous occasions to root aristo but they have all failed.

Hamish
 
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I have managed to get a couple here and there but way more often than not they don't take. I have tried many many times for obvious reasons.
 
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Hi Guys,

Just picked up on this thread. I made three aristo cuttings before Xmas without realising it was supposedly a tricky species to root. All have taken.

Simon
 
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Quote[/b] (slumb @ Mar. 15 2005,3:41)]Hi Guys,

Just picked up on this thread. I made three aristo cuttings before Xmas without realising it was supposedly a tricky species to root. All have taken.

Simon
nice dude! seems like you have a green thumb
 
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[b said:
Quote[/b] (Tony Paroubek @ Mar. 03 2005,3:35)]Tall enough to start making upper pitchers I would say.  N. aristolochioides will make lateral shoots without too much trouble.  It is however EXTREAMLY slow to root cuttings and they often fail totally.

Tony
I hope that the N.thorellii in my n.thorellii x aristo cutting counter acts that as the mother plant was realy cool looking.(Thanks again Max:))
 
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