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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 4, 2010
8:43 AM

Post #7858282

Two plants.
One from cobra plants, did well for about 6 months, grew, lots of pitchers. Now, some leaves turned black, the others are pale with some orange discoloration.
Plant 2 from Home depot, was in poor shape but started to pitcher and grow. Now brown and orange blotches and it looks awful.
Is this rust? Excuse poor picture quality. If they are truely diseased I might just toss them and not take them home to infect other plants.
On a happy note, the sundew they are with in my classroom is regrowing and has lots of babies.

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 4, 2010
8:44 AM

Post #7858284

still plant one

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 4, 2010
8:45 AM

Post #7858287

plant one again

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 4, 2010
8:47 AM

Post #7858294

still one

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 4, 2010
8:47 AM

Post #7858295

plant 2


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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 4, 2010
8:48 AM

Post #7858297

2

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 4, 2010
8:48 AM

Post #7858299

ok this is just a headache and the pics are bad, sorry for this post.
C

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 4, 2010
8:49 AM

Post #7858300

still trying to show leaves.

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starsplitter7
Tampa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 6, 2010
2:28 PM

Post #7864535

They don't look that bad to me. I would spray them thoroughly with Neem and take them home. I would say some of it is cold damage. If you're going to throw them away, I would happily send you money for shipping, rather than tossing them. They certainly don't need to be tossed. Take them home. If they are highland put them in a sunny window sill at home. If they are intermediate or lowland hang them in a tree outside for dappled light.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

June 9, 2010
11:44 PM

Post #7874907

Are they in the sun? they sort of look yellowing from sunburn.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 10, 2010
1:03 AM

Post #7874941

No all are indoors. It is too cold in the winter here for them outside and too hot in the summer for them. They have been growing under artificial lights in my classroom and were doing quite well until recently. I am bringing them home today but still don't have a set up for them yet. Maybe it is a light and or change in temp. issue and I have decided its just wrong to toss them now.
C
starsplitter7
Tampa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 15, 2010
11:10 AM

Post #7890807

Are they doing any better at home? Glad you didn't toss them. :)
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 15, 2010
2:52 PM

Post #7891399

No not better just sort of barely hanging on right now, any advice?
C
starsplitter7
Tampa, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 16, 2010
5:43 AM

Post #7892954

DId you give them a good dose of Neem? I would put them in a sunny warm window sill. Are they all highlands? If they are intermediates of lowland, I would put them in dappled light outside.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 16, 2010
9:17 AM

Post #7893613

One I don't know as I bought it from Home Depot the other is a sanguinea (spelling?) which is a highland species. What do you think about repotting them? I hate to admit this but the one from home depot is still in the same mix it came from and it probably isn't good.
C

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

June 17, 2010
2:57 AM

Post #7895946

Yes id repot them into a peat moss(not coco peat), perlite, sand mix (soak the mix with water as the peat will suck it up) or you can add bark but i find mine dry out to quick in it. Spray them with a pesticide/fungicide, keep moist and keep in bright light but not sun. Oh they love humidity, whats that like where they are? This is a purple sanguinea...whos newest pitchers aren't as purple as they should be due to lower light (moving it inside).

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 17, 2010
3:47 AM

Post #7895970

That's not the mix the seller recomends? Most of them are grown in the bark type mix. I am not sure what to do with them to be honest.
C

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

June 17, 2010
2:05 PM

Post #7897364

You can use a bark mix but you need to water them more often. This mix is what i use for most of my cp's and they have been doing great for years. Neps have pretty fine roots. I just leave out the perlite for sarras and sundews and add more sand to the mix.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 25, 2010
9:17 AM

Post #7919511

Can I add some orchid mix? It has lots of bark. I am going to repot today and probably need to find an artifical light to place over them as I think the window sill is not bright enough. Thanks for the advice.
C

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

June 25, 2010
10:15 PM

Post #7921262

Be careful the orchid mix will probly have fertilizer in it and will kill the nep.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

June 26, 2010
8:43 AM

Post #7921970

Ok, I will avoid the orchid mix. Can you tell me roughly what the proportions are? Is it equal parts of all 3?
C

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

June 26, 2010
2:55 PM

Post #7922957

50% peat moss, 30% bark, 20% sand maybe. I use about 60% peat moss, 30% sand and 10% perlite. There is alot of different mixes you can make up. Just make sure it stays moist and doesnt dry out.
starsplitter7
Tampa, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 12, 2010
8:26 AM

Post #8035403

Are your plants doing better?
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

August 12, 2010
8:43 AM

Post #8035437

Somewhat, they have greened up some. I did not replant them as I was afraid it would be too much stress. Right now they need more light than they are getting in the window sill. I am pretty sure what happened is the temps here heated up and my school turns off the AC at night and on weekends so they suffered from high temperatures this spring. My house is cool all the time and they are better.
C
starsplitter7
Tampa, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 12, 2010
9:34 AM

Post #8035539

I find the high Nepenthes difficult for warm weather places. I grow intermediate and hybrids the easiest.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

August 12, 2010
1:16 PM

Post #8035849

Do you have any favorites as far as those which seem to grow best for you?
Cheryl
starsplitter7
Tampa, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 12, 2010
6:37 PM

Post #8036465

The ones I have no problems growing are N. ventrata and miranda. Both hybrids. Grow like wild fire and do well when the temps drops to 40. Certainly not the most spectacular N., but certainly worth growing just for their ease. I also have a "Red Dragon" that pitchers like mad and is very pretty. And I have "Red Beauty that did beautifully until the last winter just destroyed them. Sigh! THey were in the house, but I can't keep them watered enough in winter.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

August 15, 2010
9:35 PM

Post #8042404

starsplitter- i use a mix of peat moss, sand and perlite for my neps as its hot here and they dry out to quick in bark.

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