Re: N. merrilliana

From: Carl Strohmenger (HSC) (
Date: Fri Feb 19 1999 - 03:08:49 PST

Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 06:08:49 -0500 (EST)
From: "Carl Strohmenger (HSC)" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg505$foo@default>
Subject: Re: N. merrilliana

        Perhaps your light levels are too low for pitcher formation. If you
are using artificial lighting, perhaps there is some frequency missing that
the leaves need for pitcher formation.
- Carl

On Thu, 18 Feb 1999, Trent Meeks wrote:

> However, you mention N. merrilliana -one of my favorite
> subjects. Why? Because it is so difficult to grow. My plant has NEVER been
> subjected to a temperature below 55 degree F, and even that was only for a
> few hours. Humidity has never dropped below 60 percent where I grow it, and
> light levels are giving me nice medium green leaves. I water it with RO.
> water. It rarely produces a pitcher, and if it does, it is about the size of
> a peanut. The problem has got to be the soil! Any cultural suggestions from
> those of you who have seen it in the wild?
> Trent Meeks
> Pompano Beach, Florida.

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