RE: RE: Slow growing Nepenthes

From: Tom Massey (
Date: Fri Jun 11 1999 - 06:38:11 PDT

Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 09:38:11 -0400
From: Tom Massey <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2116$foo@default>
Subject: RE: RE: Slow growing Nepenthes

Okay, good to hear I'm not completely alone on this. And of course, I
didn't mean to infer that all the TC'ers out there were screwing up, just
that I would like to straigthen the problem out. - There are way too many
rare plants out there for which TC seems to be the only reasonable

Tom in Fl.

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Sent: Thursday, June 10, 1999 5:49 PM
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Hi Tom,

> that are unable to produce roots, are unable to produce a dominant bud,

   I agree with you. I have had some trouble w/ clones of _N.
albomarginata_ out of TC. My plants produced tons of callus, but
never a root that didn't abort for a long time. Infact two of
the red forms died, but finally after about two years, the green
one started growing and pitchering well.
   Other TC plants are terrific grows while some seem to have stalled...
It's really quite odd. Once a plant stalls, it either lingers until
dying or it comes out of it and resumes growth. I don't think it's
the TC'er's fault, but rather I believe some clones (or maybe it's
whole species) that are really sensitive and don't much like the
TC protocols used on them.

Dave Evans

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