Sockhom Posted April 26, 2009 Report Share Posted April 26, 2009 Hello, Here in Europe, N. albomarginata seems to be a quite popular species (not like N. hirsuta). Interesting and elegant, the famous "white collar" Nepenthes is a Bornean classic. I've met this plant three times during my Sarawak trip: on Lundu's road, in Bako National Parc and on Gunung Santubong. The different localities and habitats where this species grows are sometimes very different from each other. Even now, I still wonder what growing tips can be drawn from my different observations of this species in the wild. Indeed, N. albomarginata likes open soils but, as you will notice, I sometimes found it in very humid places where Sphagnum thrives... I think that, you must first, try to know from which location your TC clone (or seed-grown plant ;) ) comes from. I still hope this field report will be useful to you growers ;D. Let's begin with some pictures you already know: A Nepenthes albomarginata 's silhouette in the shadow of tall trees near Lundu's road. The tips of the vines benefit from the light but the biggest parts of the plants are developping under the branches... This first encounter with this pretty Nepenthes would be followed by other unforgettable sights. But I didn't know it at the time. I don't hink I will forget someday, these slender albomarginata that I've met in Bako National Park. Bako National Park. The place is famous for its great sandstone plateau. Here, Nepenthes albomarginata is at home: Being a taxonomist wannabe, I, at once, examine the specimen. I check a pitcher and I'm delighted to find that's it's ful...l of termites! "So this is the famous termites feeding Nepenthes" , I whisper. Go on. The plateau hosts many pitcher-plants. The slender albomarginata is not the only carnivorous plant there, of course: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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