N. x boissiensis rubra

Fri, 4 Mar 1994 17:29:34 -0500 (EST)

Thanks for breaking the ice. I, too, have this plant,
it's producing healthy vine growth but no pitchers. At least
you got yours to produce two or three! Mine's planted in
sphagnum, it's under intense fluorescent lights, it's in a bag
(for the winter) to keep the humidity high, and it's teasing me
with lots of tendrils that refuse to pitcher.

Thanks for the suggestion about using a fertilizer mixture
to help Nepenthes pitcher. Did this work for a N. x boissiensis rubra?
Or did it work for some other difficult Nepenthes? I thought that
fertilizers and hormones would prompt a Nepenthes into a vine
growth spurt. Such spurts might cause the vine to get long
and gangly, with larger internodal spacing than is usual. I guess
your experience shows that this isn't the case?