RichardG's Nepenthes


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Nepenthes looking good today, so got the camera out for some quick shots.

 

lowii x muluensis

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ventricosa x aristolochoides

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jamban

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aristolochoides x hamata

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x Exotic Lady

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macrophylla, mantalingajanensis, x trusmadiensis,

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x trusmadiensis

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lavicola

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Richard

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mira

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lowii x truncata

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spathulata x glandulifera

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spectabilis x (lowii x ventricosa)

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singalana x aristolochoides & lowii x talangensis

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Overview

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talangensis upper

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lowii x talangensis

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Enjoyed seeing other peoples collections so thought it was about time I posted a few of my plants. 

Richard

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The Nep house is a small octagonal greenhouse (twin-cell polycarbonate) with the bubble-wrap on the outside. I used a heat-sealer to form the bubble wrap sheets into the right shape and reinforced this with Tessa tape. Yes, I keep the bubble wrap on all year - or at least until the winter storms decide to unwrap it!!

 

An extractor fan (and auto vent) kicks in to reduce high summer temperatures, and I have a misting system in there too. Last year fitted white LED strips above the shelves to improve winter light levels - seems to work (probably more for my benefit than the plants .

 

The heater is set to a minimum of 9*C, so in winter day-time temperatures aren't ideal (but at least it's more economical). Intermediates tend to struggle a bit, but highlanders seem to survive ok.

 

Cheers,

Richard

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Nice pics of some happy plants, please excuse my ignorance, I am a relative 'newbie' to cp's and have only recently purchased my first nep. I believe it is the unusual nature of carnivourous plants that stimulates the interest of growers but in the picture labled 'overview' hanging from the top of shot just left of centre is a white trailing plant that look like roots but follow the standard nepenthes leaf formation (shoots alternately to left and right) but has no apparent leaf or pitchers. This plant has stimulated my interest as it's appearance is, itself,  unusual...what is it ?

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Thanks for the comments guys. Yes I'm really pleased with the current jamban pitcher - it's the best one it's produced yet.

 

Buster, the plant is Tillandsia usneoides, an air plant which I've just hung from the roof. I suppose it's a 'companion plant' like orchids which many Nep greenhouses have to add interest and a bit of variety. An easy plant to grow - just cut a bit off and hang it up - no soil or roots to worry about. So long as it gets a bit of mist spray once in a while it's fine (just don't overdo the misting or it'll rot).

 

Looks like my talangensis is thinking about flowering (sex unknown) too.

 

Richard

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Thanks for the comments guys. Yes I'm really pleased with the current jamban pitcher - it's the best one it's produced yet.

 

Buster, the plant is Tillandsia usneoides, an air plant which I've just hung from the roof. I suppose it's a 'companion plant' like orchids which many Nep greenhouses have to add interest and a bit of variety. An easy plant to grow - just cut a bit off and hang it up - no soil or roots to worry about. So long as it gets a bit of mist spray once in a while it's fine (just don't overdo the misting or it'll rot).

 

Looks like my talangensis is thinking about flowering (sex unknown) too.

 

Richard

Thanks Richard, I have been reading up on Tillandsia usneoides commonly referred to as 'Spanish Moss' amazing that it is from the same family as pineapples. It appears to have several beneficial effects not least on reducing high blood glucose levels and so this has really spiked my interest.  Gotta get me some !

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