N. rajah

Michael.Chamberland (23274MJC@MSU.EDU)
Tue, 10 Jan 95 12:34 EST

> Well, if you want to hear about success with plants instead of flames, I hav
> Nepenthes rajah that I purchased last summer that is growing like a weed. F
> months, it would not produce a pitcher. Then last summer there was a long
> discussion about a product called superthrive. At first I was wary of over
> using it, but I got frustrated watching small pitchers form at the end of th
> leaves that never opened, so I cleaned my cool climate plant aquarium in my
> basement and replaced the somewhat stagnant water it contained with a mix of
> drops of superthrive to a gallon of distilled water. Just as before, my pla
> stood in perhaps two centimeters of water.

James, do you know if your N. rajah came from TC? Did you get it still in
the tube or had it been grown ex tubo a priori caveat emptor?

(when you say it was growing like a weed I figured it had got big enough to
move up to jungle rats and capybara... but if it is still not able to take
solid flys then it sounds small enough to be a TC job.)