Post by rainforest on Mar 16, 2009 7:23:32 GMT -10
Ed, While they look very good in the greenhouse in baskets or pots. They can be real giants in the garden. I'm not saying that they should be grown outside, but if you did, in your climate they'll grow over the roof of your house! I planted many outside and they have produced canes that rivaled anything I've seen for a nepenthes.
Nice collection of colors and not the usual tc clones of BE and MT's stuff. Now when we can make seeds of these, imagine the possibilities open to us. Unimaginable!
Michael: thanks for the nice comments, when u said in garden do you mean planting them on the ground? Not possible for me, remember I have my growing area on roof top of my house, so the ground is bare concrete ;D
But if otherwise, I am not using any greenhouse, I grew all my neps in open only got shading net on top, they are exposed to the open. Pretty hot on daylight can reach around 35 - 36 ^ C during the hot summer days and can get to as low as 22 ^ C at night time and lower if raining. Plus it is very windy on the fourth floors so additional 16 meter plus the 50m asl.
And all of the raffs still a juvenille neps, never bloom so far on the pictures posted here, hopefully got some female there.
ken: I got the raff you mentioned from Singapore nursery, never know what clone and variants, just labelled as raff and that was my fourth neps in my early neps collecting back 2006. And this one surely an ugly duckling when I first got it, this was the picture when first got it: