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    Here we go, I thought it might take me ages to take pictures so I thought why not put a video up. Hope you like it! https://vimeo.com/117203536 Helliamphora collection getting started! Nepenthes collection getting bigger! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Wistuba has their Edwarsiana's offered again so I decided to purchase 1. I was wondering what conditions and potting mix they required and if you have any opinions of your own. Also, this is a general question regarding tiny nepenthes babies. How do they feed with such tiny pitchers? Would it be beneficial to try and put ants in that teeny tiny pitcher if i can? Would it be ok to cut the lid off after it pops open so i can easily feed it? Because some of my new plants are still pitcher-less and I've noticed they're growing very slow compared to those with pitchers and abundant food. As for care, I've gathered thus far: Prefers humidity at 60% to 80%, potting mix of Perlite - Sphagnum moss - bark, 21 to 29 celsius during the day. And about 16 degree Celsius during the night. These I can provide. I'm growing a Nepenthes Lowii, N. Burbidgeae, N. Vetichii, N. Robcantleyi amongst other normal species. So would I be correct to assume Edward could grow alongside these?
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    Lucien has a point. It could still get much colder and we could have a 'deep freeze'.
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    If you can grow burbidgeae you should be able to grow edwardsiana. I've noticed that the small nepenthes in my terrarium catch a lot of springtails. The springtails themselves feed on decaying plant matter so they pose no threat, but they do make good snacks for hungry little plants. I've never bothered to cut off the lid to feed them. Mine (still very small) grows in a mixture of sphagnum, perlite and seramis and is doing great so far. edit: I do spray it occasionally with diluted orchid fertilizer
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    Sorry to hear you lost the plant in the end Dennis, sounds like it may have had a more serious underlying problem ?
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    Oh yeah, take a close look at the features of that N. truncata. I can see venation on the pitcher and a tendril to leaf insertion that shows this plant has some N. robcantleyi in its genetic background.
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    Hi, the next pictures are from plants we found in the Area between Betty's Bay and Hermanus. There the plants are comparatively large with wide upright leaves on the stems. In contrast to some other forms we saw, many of them have more than one flower opened at the same time. Christian