Re: Nepenthes issues

Joachim Nerz (
Wed, 15 Feb 1995 09:18:53 +0100 (MEZ)

On Tue, 14 Feb 1995, Steven Klitzing wrote:

> 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.

If N. ventricosa is growing well and N. mirabilis and N. rafflesiana
suffer, maybe it's too cold in your greenhouse, because N. ventricosa
accept much lower temperatures than the other two species. You should
grow N. mirabilis and N. rafflesiana at temperatures about 20 degree C.


Joe N.