Re: Nepenthes issues

dave evans (T442119@RUTADMIN.RUTGERS.EDU)
Tue, 14 Feb 95 22:08 EST

> Hi all:
> Having some trouble with my Nepenthes. N. Rafflesiana, about six inches
> across, is not setting pitchers in my greenhouse environment. N. Mirabillis
> is doing okay, but the leaves are still a little yellow rather than green
> since it was started from a cutting. No pitchers on N. Mirabillis as of yet,
> since the three new leaves are small. What can I feed these two plants
> to green them up and get them healthy so they can set pitchers and catch
> bugs? To get an idea of the environment within the greenhouse, one small
> Nepenthes Ventricosa is doing marvelously, sending out new leaves, and
> putting out new pitchers, each larger than the last.

I don't know if this helps, but I have a N. mirabillis (Kuchang), not
really sure what the last part means but I guess it's the orignal site.
When I got it, it was a newly rooted cutting and it was yellow with some
green. It kept drying out on me (the pot it was in) and was getting
really stressed. So I put the pot and all into a clear plastic bag. There
it recovered and is growing new leaves and pichers and is still yellow
with some green. The plant is in much better heath and yellow seems it's
normal color. But if it isn't making pitchers there probably is some
under lying problem as N mirabillis is one most pitcher prolific Nep's
there is.

Dave Evans