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    Going to College - all neps must go!

    So, I'm heading off to college in a few weeks and I've got to do something about the plants! There's no way I'm fitting them all in my dorm so I'm only keeping two neps (my first one, and a small truncata). The rest are up for postage!

    The catch is that most of them are pretty sick looking right now. I'm not quite sure what is wrong with them, but they seem to hate it outside this year! A couple years ago they did great out there, pitchering profusely and everything, but this and the past year I haven't been so lucky...

    So here is what I have:

    1 large (around 15 inches) N. Maxima. One of the healthiest of the lot, no pitchers but many leaves. One growth point, Starting to vine a bit.

    1 chaniana x veitchii, around 12 inches at the widest point. It lost nearly all of its foliage when I first put it outside but now it is sprouting healthy, tougher growth points around the base and I even see a baby pitcher! This one has high potential for recovery Origin: Borneo exotics. This was my second ever nep.

    1 ventricosa (squat) x fusca (dark), around 12 inches across. Two growth points, but one is a vine that my dad accidentally weed whacked so I'll probably cut that off. The other growth point shows heavy sun burning but seems OK otherwise. The plant shows a lot of the fusca parent, and has a "dusky" dark look.

    1 N. bongso, which used to be about 10 inches across. But I say "used to be" because it has deteriorated to a single growth point, just a tiny bit of green left in the forming leaf. I'm not really sure what happened, but I suspect I did not acclimate it properly to outside. The foliage death was almost instant.

    1 spectabilis x (lowii x ventricosa) from EP, about 10 inches across. Not too healthy looking. All the old indoor foliage has turned dark, spotted red. Two growth points seem to be actively making new leaves; the third somehow broke off and now is blackening. It's quite a nice plant when it starts pitchering, with a darkly striped, slightly toothed peristome, looking kind of like a dusky spectabilis.

    Finally: 1 N. Wrigleyana, with a very large vine and leaves spanning about 12 or so inches. The vine should probably be cut, as it will be tough to ship otherwise... It has a large basal rosette and looks pretty much healthy.

    May post pics of these, if I can find my camera cord!

    Preference will be given to members who have grown nepenthes for a while, and to those who have never recieved a terraforums giveaway. I would appreciate it if you give away cuttings of these plants in the future if you successfully grow them, to continue the chain of giving!

    Please PM me if you are interested.

    Sincerely,
    Ben
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    never grow a nep before so I wouldn't ask for 1 but good luck finding some one to apopt them

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    Pmed. Hope you find good homes for them, and sorry you have to give them away in the first place...
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    The weather here has taken my miranda and my sanguinea. At least I think that is what is doing it. HOT, and low humidity. Any you cannot find a home for, I would love to have. If a perference thing, your second listed one would be nice. But however you decide. I would be a willing adopter. Or the last one??

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    Ive been doing tons of research and have plenty of space available sorry you have to give them away... PMed.

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