bicarlata

jc91745October 4, 2010

HI!

I've had my N.bicarlata (is that how you spell it?)for about a few months now.

It had a pitcher when it arrived and it died off.

But it has never grown another pitcher since..

any suggestions?!!??!?

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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

Raise the humidity and give it more light. bicalcarata

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 3:50AM
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tommyr_gw

Make up a 1/4 strength solution of orchid fertilizer and spray the leaves ONLY with it every 2 weeks. This helps to induce pitchering. It really works. Of coarse make sure it gets BRIGHT, indirect Sun. I find humidity isn't a deal breaker but doesn't hurt either of coarse.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 2:48PM
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jc91745

wat do u mean only the leaves??
if i spray it won't go down into the soil?
sorry im so stupid..
lol

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 9:17PM
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tommyr_gw

Just spray the leaves, some of the mist landing on the soil won't hurt. You could wrap some paper around the soil top first but I've never felt the need. Just mist the leaves.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2010 at 8:44AM
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buckcity(08)

Taz, wasn't it you that suggested turning Nepenthes on their side to spray with foliar enrichment.

Seems like I remember reading that on the ICPS forum; good idea. That's how I mist mine.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2010 at 8:16PM
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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

Yes, it works great doesn't it. Although nepenthes can take up a small amount of nutrients through the roots, the nutrients can kill the plant if they build up.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2010 at 4:27AM
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jc91745

where can i get the orchid fertilizer??
and how much do i put in the water???

    Bookmark   October 7, 2010 at 6:13PM
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tommyr_gw

Get it at any local garden center. Use 1/4 of what the normal rate says to use. If it says 1 teaspoon, use 1/4 teaspoon. ALWAYS read the label!

    Bookmark   October 7, 2010 at 10:25PM
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jc91745

umm a few days ago the tips of the leaves turned WHITE
any help again..?

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 12:25AM
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