From: Steve Klitzing (
Date: Sat Jul 31 1999 - 11:42:56 PDT

Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 11:42:56 -0700
From: Steve Klitzing <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2762$foo@default>
Subject: Nepenthes 


I've had some good results with Nepenthes lately. A few weeks ago, I
hooked hangers to all my Nepenthes pots and hung them from my greenhouse
ceiling, where it is much brighter. To my surprise, they are all doing
better. And, at least two Nepenthes have gone from an all-around green
color to showing some red now. One new pitcher is almost all red.

I'm going to be hooking up an overhead misting system to turn on four
times a day for a minute or so each time. That should help out with the
lack of humidity the plants get in the greenhouse. One of the problems
has been that the greenhouse cooling fan sucks the air out of the
greenhouse, along with the moisture.

Another thing I've noticed about feeding them tubifex worm cubes...they
do put out decent growth with this kind of food. However, feeding them
insects tends to make them grow faster and bigger than tubifex.

I still have a large Nepenthes with its six-foot vine, lots of basal
growth, and no pitchers. It simply refuses to pitcher. So, I'm
planning to cut up the main vine, which should make about 15 to 20
cuttings. I'm sure somebody has done this before. I have the book
"Carnivorous Plants of the World" which tells how to do it. My only
question is, once the cuttings are made, planted, and I
grow them in low, moderate, or high light conditions? Who has had
success with this?

---Steve Klitzing

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