Re: Nepenthes and sell lists

Oliver T Massey CFS (
Tue, 10 Jan 1995 11:45:25 -0500

I appreciate the recent cease fire among discussants. The net is never good at
imparting the writer's attitude, sometimes written words seem harsher than were

I would like to second the motion that sellers continue to post their sell,
trade and give-away lists. I am very pleased to see these lists. For my own
part, when I rarely have a few plants for give-away or sale I will post a
notice to the group.

On a final note, I haven't seen too much discussion about plants that
were received from Andreas or Uwe. For my part, among the Nepenthes I
received, all but one are alive and gaining size (albeit a few faster
than others). The one Nepenthes that did not survive succumbed within a
day or two of arriving and was noted by the seller. Mine are all
planted in live sphagnum or the original shipping soil, and are under
twin florescents in a closed terrarium. The planting medium is kept
moist at all times with perhaps a quarter inch or so of water covering
the bottom of the terrarium. I also use Superthrive according to label
instructions. In my experience, Superthrive definitely helps.

Other than that, Florida is cold. It went down to 45F last night and only up
to about 70 today! I know, I know, not cold for you guys, but my blood is
now about as thin as a tropical Nepenthes. :)

Tom in Fl