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#1 Sockhom

 
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:35 AM

Hello,

At last, I got my first upper pitcher. Nothing extraordinary since quite a few growers managed this feat before but it's a real joy for me to achieve the same result in windowsill growing conditions:

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More infos here:
http://carnivorousoc...real-thing.html

Greetings,

François.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:03 AM

It's beautiful. :good2:

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 19:13 PM

It's beautiful. :good2:

Stole the words right from my mouth!

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 22:39 PM

That is stunning! i want one hehe =P

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:53 AM

sometimes, i wish a hyperbolic time chamber existed.... beautiful pitcher! i bet, very much worth the wait!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 19:37 PM

A windowsill plant, wow.
Really nice looking pitcher, congratulations.

Best regards,

Dani

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 21:40 PM

Very nice, François! Another possible candidate for the window sill - great. Any special precautions necessary for such a result?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:24 AM

What a beautiful specimen! What exactly are you windowsill conditions?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 17:50 PM

Wonderful plant! Does it have viscid pitcher fluid? The uppers of this species remind me of the Sumatran species which operate partially as flypaper traps.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 19:57 PM

Hi all,

Thanks for the nice comments.

My windowsill conditions are as followed: south east exposed large window with plants standing on shelves. Humidity is low. Last time I recorded was between 60 and 30% depending of the time of the day or night. Plants get extra light in winter (tubes).

Martin, there is a couple of precautions indeed, depending on the original conditions experienced by a plant prior to its arrval in my collection (TC, greenhouse or terrarium grown...). Generally, I put the newly arrived plant in a plastic bag that I gradually opened in the course of 2 to 4 weeks. I also place the plant in a shady spot of the windowsill (behing a big pot for instance).
Please check this thread where I developed further:
http://carnivorousoc...w-humidity.html

I didn't examine the fluid, Greg. I will keep you updated. ;-)

Cheers,

François.

Edited by Sockhom, 29 February 2012 - 20:03 PM.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:57 PM

Wow that looks awesome and on a windowsill. :)