Thanks a lot my friend. I'll try to find this famous article from M. Kurata, Jaffré and Setoguchi. I read too, this plant is quite common on the Mt Koghi ( Article DIONEE - article R.Gibson ). I would prefer see this plant in other place now. That can be interesting.
Post by rainforest on Apr 21, 2008 9:34:28 GMT -10
I bet when you get there and report about this species, we will discover that it is not the red leafed, weak plant that exists in tc. But perhaps a wild vine with again, a rich variation as seen in all other species. Nepenthes is a highly evolving, adaptive species and we can only witness to this when we see it in habitat. Please help us resolve this fallacy that has been brought to us based on just ONE clone in cultivation. This will be an eye-opener for me for sure!
Post by phissionkorps on Apr 22, 2008 10:42:03 GMT -10
I'd be very interested in getting some quantitative measurements of the habitat. Humidity, light, soil comp, etc. I doubt you'd have a photometer on you, but any other instruments that space permits carrying, please do.
I am currently growing the one clone in fir bark/charcoal/arcillite, with a touch of 5:2:2 peat/perlite/vermiculite around the roots. I water until it drips out the bottom once every 3 days. The plant is growing at a decent rate for me......5 leaves since early February. However, it has not yet started to increase in diameter at all.
I also give it "typical" lowland conditions. I don't have a thermometer or hygrometer yet, but I have one coming in the mail. Check back at the end of the week, and I should have my exact conditions posted here.
EDIT: Ok my conditions are about 87/67% day, 74/74% night. The mins and maxes are 74-92°, 59-74%
Some measurements would be really useful!! I had many seeds of the Mt Khogi plants germinate, but very few have survived. At time of writing i'm down to probably one plant, after trying them in highland and lowland conditions. What i haven't tried yet is dry(ier) conditions. On the other hand my TC red 'weak' clones grows easily and is forming basals.