My new Plants!!
Finally my exams are over! Today, I collected my Borneo Exotics Order from one of the gurus… I ordered a Nepenthes bicalcarata ‘Red Flush’ and Nepenthes veitchii ‘Golden Peristome’, and they look very nice to me! I have also gotten a Cephalotus Follicularis too! Although it look small, but the pitchers are big!
Just arrived! Cephalotus Follicularis
The plants were sent bare rooted and packed in plastic bags. I rushed home once I got hold of the plants and start to prepare the potting media. This time round, I used the same potting combination as what I posted here earlier on, 1:1 peat moss : perlite, sandwiched between a layer of dried sphagnum moss to hold moisture and prevent the media from leaking out from the base of the pot.
N. veitchii ‘Golden Peristome’ N.bicalcarata ‘Red Flush’
I potted them up in 3-inch pots and sit them on clay pellets to maintain the humidity around the plants. They are slightly bigger than my N. ‘Gardentech’ as they are ‘M’-size plants. My Cephalotus is potted up in 2-inch pot and it is not advisable to repot it. They don’t like their roots to be disturbed.
Our new home!! Can you see my teeth?
This is my second time attempting to grow these ‘fussy’ plants as they will just die on you when you don’t give them the correct growing conditions!…. It is a steep learning curve for growing one of the rarest carnivorous plants in the world!