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N. Neoguineensis

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Hi guys, i just placed an order for a neoguineensis that is about 12-15 cm in diameter and was wondering if anyone has any tips on growing these. I hear the can tolerate high lightlevels and as their altitudal range is quite wide i may try it as a more intermediate grower with higher light levels and see how it does first of all. I'd rather grow it intermediate personally but may settle to grow it as a lowlander if needed.

 

If anyone has experience growing this and could share their input i would greatly appreciate it.

 

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I used to have, it lasted a few years but i never got it growing properly.  It did quite well in the conservatory over the summer but struggled in winters.  I think if I could have kept intermediate temperatures all year (ie warm day temps), it might have done better.  Light was probably an issue as well.  Just another one i never got right.

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What sort of temperatures did you give it over winter? i added a few new lights to my grow area and it seems to have helped every plant under them so hopefully the new addition will like them too.

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Usually in the winter i put it in a terrarium, in fact it was in the terrarium for a few years 18C+. I mght have been better off putting it out in the conservatory more often. I think i used to keep it very wet as well.

I blame most of my failures on lack of light these days.

Heres my long dead neo on one of hs better days...

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Cool, my grow area stays at 16c and above at least even during cold winter nights so hopefully i should be okay with this species. Lighting is one of those things for me where i think i have it nailed for a while then something will sulk and i will start to wonder if i need more lol.

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Here's the plant i received, i'm very pleased with it!

 

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Lets see how long it takes me to kill it lol.

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I have to say i'm super impressed with this plant so far. Since ive had it the first pitcher has dried as to be expected but has formed one already that is looking to be slightly bigger than the last and a new larger leaf already opening too. I was expecting it to sulk during alcimatising but it hasn't skipped a beat. I'll post a new pic for comparison when the new pitcher pops.

Props to districarnivores i would reccomend this plant anyday.

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Newest pitcher just opened.

 

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Just a quick update.

 

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Seems to be growing steadily. not the fastest but certainly not as slow as some of my ultra highlanders.

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