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Tips for a N. Khaslessii

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2024 1:57 am
by Nolen Pitzer
I’ve tried to google this type of pitcher plant but nothing comes up. I got it from Lees botanical gardens, and it is growing really slow. I just want to know how to make it happy. all of the potential pitchers have died along with the couple that were pre existing.
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Re: Tips for a N. Khaslessii

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2024 2:57 am
by ChefDean
I believe you mean N. khaleesi.
However, how long ago did you get it? Nepenthes can take months to recover, even given the best of conditions. Not knowing its basic needs can hinder its recovery.

Re: Tips for a N. Khaslessii

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2024 9:22 pm
by andynorth
I agree with Chef. I have a St.Gaya that after a repot (it was in a self watering pot and I was told that was bad, however was doing great.) it appeared to be dead. I cut it back, bagged it up and placed out of direct light in a high humidity area. After a couple of months I had almost forgotten about it until moving some other bagged plants near it. When I opened the bag it had sprung bag to life with new green leaves and a couple of pitchers.

Re: Tips for a N. Khaslessii

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2024 10:44 pm
by Nolen Pitzer
well idk what i’m going wrong because where the pitcher is supposed to grow on the newest leaf is starting to die. do you have any grow tips

Re: Tips for a N. Khaslessii

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2024 11:08 pm
by ChefDean
Again, how long ago did you get it? While pitchers not fully forming can typically be a lack of light issue, Nepenthes can take months to recover from shipping. If you got it fairly recently, it could simply still be in shock.

Re: Tips for a N. Khaslessii

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2024 11:54 pm
by Nolen Pitzer
i got it very early january, it is under 19 volt lights

Re: Tips for a N. Khaslessii

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:50 am
by ChefDean
I don't know what a 19 volt light is supposed to do, but the plant is still recovering from shipping. I'd hang it in an east or north facing window, keep the media moist, and let it recover. Once it's done pouting (at least a couple of months still), it'll likely start finishing pitchers.

Re: Tips for a N. Khaslessii

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2024 2:56 am
by Camden
What did you pot it into?

Re: Tips for a N. Khaslessii

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2024 10:13 pm
by Nolen Pitzer
it’s in a mini greenhouse on my desk

Re: Tips for a N. Khaslessii

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2024 10:20 pm
by Camden
No but like whats the potting soil?

Re: Tips for a N. Khaslessii

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2024 10:32 pm
by Nolen Pitzer
roughly 50% peat, 25% perlite, 25% sphagnum moss