Miranda or otherwise... a cool looking plant. this is my first try at a carnivore so we shall see how it goes.....
Right now the plant is getting about 6 hours of 50% sunlight (through a shadecloth) and then direct afternoon sun for the last couple hours of the day. It is living next to my pond so is not living in a complete arid environment.
That plant was in full shade when I bought it, indirect lighting only, and so I have slowly moved it into its current position over the last month. A little bit of a brownish tinge to the existing leaves but the new growth looks very strong and bright green.
I am hoping this is a fairly normal response. I am still a little confused about the water requirements, I have read that some like a little water to stand in, others say no standing water, mist or not mist, keep the medium moist, wet, or otherwise. I am using distilled water and keeping the moss moist, watering about every other day.
Hopefully I am not doing anything grossly insulting to the plant so far... <grin>
Post by peterhewitt on Jun 9, 2011 2:36:16 GMT -10
Hey hegemon, It seems that some of the more experienced growers can grow Nepenthes on the tray system, but in the beggining I would recommend against it. Watering every second day, or even every day in very warm weather is best. I never mist plants as I dont find that this temporary "Humidity" is benefiscial. Most plants, and espescially N.Miranda can cope with just about any humidity situation, except absolutely dry. Just a note though, N.Miranda has N.Northiana as one of its Distant parents, so dislikes very cold weather, it might be better to bring it in, in winter.
Welcome! I say, I agree with hegemon, misting is just a lost of time and effort. I water my bigger plants using the tray method but wait until all water is used up´and a day or two later I water again, but have them in somewhat big pots, except for one that gets halfaway up the pot, the water. But that that or two waiting makes it better so the plant doesn't "drown"