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  1. I grow mine in mostly sand with some peat/perlite/orchid bark. The plant outside is outside and subject to rain and whatever. I do water this from the watering can just like any other plant a couple times a week. The plants I grow inside I grow them on the "tray" method where I fill the tray they are in to about a 1/4 of water or so and let it dry before addding more water. Doing that with the tray the soil stays mostly just damp.
  2. Don't tell my neps that. Almost all of my neps are in a mix of equal parts vermic, perlite, bark, peat, and bits of LFS. When I started I grew my sang in straight LFS until it just got too big.
  3. the only thing I would do with it is mow the lawn. that pitcher hanging off the side is noticeably bigger than when you got it. What is a nice side to this plant being so slow is that the pitchers hang around for a while.
  4. when I used to grow bical I had it in a heavier mix like what you have your hook in. I also watered it a lot more like a Sarr than a nep. It did ok until winter. Then I drove it down to Florida and gave it to my family. I don't know what happened to it since.
  5. I never really saw much out of mine until I put my grow shelf together so I would say fairly bright, for a nep that is. This species will let you know about the light as they will turn red/rust colored in good light
  6. I will say that mine took a LONG time to start pitchering but once it did it has pretty regularly. I have it in the open air in the bed room. I also have spec x ventri and it grows a LOT faster and really has nice pitchers. It has some long tendrils though.
  7. the clay pot may or may not be a problem. as someone above mentioned, if it was never used before it may be ok. I know some growers here in Atlanta that use clay pots ok. I would think a bigger problem with clay (assuming they are new) is that the clay will let the water evaporate out the side so your plant dries out way faster. For all those reasons, get some cheap plastic pots and repot. I personally don't think repotting a sarr, even in growing season, is that hard on them. You can be sneaky any they don't notice ;)
  8. dust mold. I have it in a lot of my pots, esp neps. I don't think it is harmful. At least it never has bothered any of my plants.
  9. I was thinking about combining all three types of capensis into just one pot to save some room inside. When they flower, is it more likely that they will just self instead of cross (yes I know that depends on if there are polinators around...)?
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    S. minor

    From my travels around this planet my response to that is: mostly.
  11. well, I don't think that it is a 'miranda' because as someone has mentioned the leave shape is rather different. I also don't think that it is a straight up maxima either. I vote some kind of hybrid of maxima though
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    red truncatas

    so far mine does not have the flared peristome like that one, but it isn't as big yet either. the last pitcher was about 4" tall. I guess I'll have to wait and see.
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    red truncatas

    I don't recall it being labeled as a highland, just a red truncata. I did some reading yesterday and I think it is a highland variety. So now I have both highland and lowland truncata, the lowlanders happen to be seedlings though...
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    red truncatas

    anyone have/know anything about this variety of truncata? I got one over a year ago from Sarr NW and yes, the pitchers are red to purple but otherwise looks just like any other truncata so far. I'm just curious if anyone out there has one also...
  15. yeah it is turning around. I have three new leaves with a few new pitchers, and a small basal popped up with a pitcher of its own. I think next week my night time lows will be over 60F so its going outside for the summer.