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nepenthes outdoors

Post by James1991 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:41 pm

i grow a few highland nepenthes in my terrariums but ive heard some species are tough enough to plant in baskets outside in summer. does anyone do this? and if so which species? thanks


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Re: nepenthes outdoors

Post by fern Rob » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:15 am

Not confident enough yet to buy them yet, but wouldn't mind growing them from seed.
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Re: nepenthes outdoors

Post by James1991 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:35 pm

ive grown a few from seed but they are very hit and miss. some of them take a few years to get to a decent size but in my terrariums the older ones grow like mad.


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Re: nepenthes outdoors

Post by Steph » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:22 pm

fern Rob wrote:Not confident enough yet to buy them yet, but wouldn't mind growing them from seed.
You'd be better to buy one, they take seven years from seed.
Had a few, killed most of them.
The current specimen survives on my kitchen windowsill, grows leaves, sometimes pitchers start to form but never mature. :(


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Re: nepenthes outdoors

Post by call » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:56 pm

but them from GCs' and specialist nurseries as plants as they are relatively slow growing, fine outdoors in summer but take in before it STARTS to get cold as they would not like any cold at all. Over winter they like to be on the drier side and prefer rainwater. They also don't have any pitchers in the winter so don't get worried :wink: .
In summer keep very moist and spray with a mister to keep humid. Plant out in late spring/ early summer icon_thumright

quite easy too get hold of and you are looking for highland type nepenthes that are more cool tolerant than the lowland species. keep a temperatures between 10c-15c higher would be ok but a bit uncomfortable for the plant but lower would make the plant go into dormancy.
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Re: nepenthes outdoors

Post by fern Rob » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:53 am

Steph wrote:
fern Rob wrote:Not confident enough yet to buy them yet, but wouldn't mind growing them from seed.
You'd be better to buy one, they take seven years from seed.
Had a few, killed most of them.
The current specimen survives on my kitchen windowsill, grows leaves, sometimes pitchers start to form but never mature. :(
I shall wait until I go to a garden show next year.
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Re: nepenthes outdoors

Post by James1991 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:06 pm

call wrote:keep a temperatures between 10c-15c higher would be ok but a bit uncomfortable for the plant but lower would make the plant go into dormancy.
nepenthes dont have a dormancy period as most are from indonesia. my highland tanks go down to 8C at night but the humidity stays high so they have trap production year round :)


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