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  1. Well, I've just repotted. The pot was rootbound, with the roots circling the bottom of the pot in a dense tight loop.  The dead mother plant, or at least dead aboveground, had a ton of roots, but I decided I was just going to toss the roots because I had other plant material to work with.  The 4 pups separated off pretty easily and I potted each of them up.  They each had at least 2 good 3 inch roots, and now I've got lots of B.hechtioides!




    Those nice stripes


  2. Hi,

    Looks good!

    Here's my plant, in a 13 cm pot. I have had it bagged on a windowsill, until some weeks ago, when it got over-heated. After recovering in low-light conditions, I decided to repot it. The plant seems to have taken this well, which is nice. I am still waiting for it to produce the nice squat pitchers.



    Awww :confused: I can't see your photo. Maybe from home later today...

    Papilio: Thanks! :Laie_71mini:

  3. So, including me, two of us voting that it doesn't need freezing temperatures!

    Mine both died with nights down to 10C (50F), days around 17 (65F). I have a feeling that it might need hot days- and so far my experience is that it's not dying with nights around 13c (55F).

    It's possible that we are extrapolating too much from villosa. Just because villosa is a sod to grow, and needs a massive temperature drop every day, it doesn't mean that others eg lamii, need the same treatment. Other ultrahighlanders, say densiflora, singalana, edwardsiana, are very happy with highland or even intermediate temperatures.

    At the moment, I'll settle for my new one surviving, then I'll worry about increases in size later. Hoping someone out there has some positive experience.....

    Yeah, I mean, campanulata, pervillei, and clipeata just to name a few Lowlanders that should want it super hot grow just fine as intermediates and actually prefer those conditions in cultivation from everything I've heard. So why wouldn't it be that lamii and some other UHLers (like aristolochioides and inermis? They appear to like intermediate temps better for me) take different climates in cultivation too? I figure if nobody's figured it out yet, I might as well experiment. I grow on a balcony outside in San Diego, so I get to see everything how it grows in the range LL -> UHL. I got the lamii during intermediate-ish weather.

  4. Some nice plants.

    Yeh, to confirm any Robcantleyi hybrids originate from BE and will do for several years to come.

    Also - I could be wrong, but I think your khasiana x viking, should actually be Viking x khasiana. This cross was produced in Thailand and seeds sold in early 2008. I had a load and Shawn in Thailand grew a load of plants - so it's interesting to hear some have made their way into the US, unless someone else had seed and has quietly been growing them (which is possible). I've not seen anything to suggest that the cross has also been done the otherway around (as you've written here).

    Given the right light, these pitchers can go deep red. For these it seems that good direct light causes the plants to be more green - a trait which it seems to inherit from 'Viking'.

    Thanks, and excellent thx :) yes that does make sense considering they've been cornering the 'queen x king' and all market..

    I'll go re-check the label. Edit: yep it says khasiana x viking. I have noticed that whatever portion of the pitcher is receiving direct light will turn cherry red, otherwise anything on the backside of the pitcher will remain green. I almost exclusively window/balcony-grow, so it gets whatever the sun is giving haha!

  5. Here are some pictures :) I've moved since last I had posted nepenthes balcony photos and now I have several that are growing inside behind a window because they really shouldn't get such low temperatures as San Diego sees outside in the wintertime.

    N.densiflora x robcantleyi SG I believe from either EP or BE (don't remember who made it)



    N.khasiana x viking from a private grower



    N.thorelli x campanulata an EP Seedgrown hybrid afaik


    N.campanulata x (spectabilis x talangensis) from a private grower in California


    N.dubia from Malea from AW


    N.bongso the MT clone




    N.'Song of Melancholy' a Sam Estes hybrid



    N.glabrata BE clone


    N.platychila BE clone I believe


    ..and some non-neps while I'm already posting: some cobra seedlings



    ..filiformis sbsp filiformis flowering




    ..and ceph 'big boy'


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