Re: Intro and Nepenthes questio

SCN User (
Mon, 16 Oct 1995 18:55:26 -0700

From the growing conditions you described it would not be uncommon for
the Nepenthes to start shedding the older pitchers at this time and the
new ones not to fully develope. It may shed more lower leaves as the day-
light hours get shorter and lower in the sky. This is common for the plant
and as long as the crown is not dying off the undeveloped pitchers may
just sit there thru the winter or the may develope next spring as the light
levels increase. As for the mix sometimes fir bark that is not sterilized
can be a problem with all the impurities of common deco bark. The sphagnum
will be ok until it breaks down and turns to mush then root rot can set in.
Truly Tom Kahl/Nepenthes Club