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    what kind of nep is this?






    not the best pics these are webcam pics but what kind of neps is this care tips would be appreciated also this is my first nep

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    its from lowes, KEEP THAT LID ON!!, its either N. ventricosa or N. ventrata. you wont be able to tell until its gotten some age on it
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    lol after that incident last night i put the lids back on all of them and sat them under a light source turns out that my reptile bulb works equally well for my plants i am gonna try to get them as big as possible (they are lowes plants after all) and then take some more pics

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    at 1st glance, i would guess N. ventricosa...but i would adapt it to grwon in low humidity, since it is a highland. just put it in a sunny windowsill and keep the bottom of the tray in no more that 2 inches of water. give it time... N. Ventricosa is very hardy!

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    oh, and don't use the inncandesant bulbs (get too hot...burn plant...) i use a 40 watt shop light, and my ventricose grows like mad!

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    CP_dude - how does altitude relate to low humidity?

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    I'm going to go against CP_Dude and suggest not to put it in 2 inches of water....

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    Do young ventricosa produce pitchers with wings? Mine is still in the lower/intermediate phase but I can't remember ever seeing a pitcher with wings on it. The leaves have the ventricosa curved/tapering shape to them, but that plant seems to be under stress so it's hard to make a positive ID. Once it's acclimated to your conditions and in better spirits you should have an easier time identifying it.
    I wish I had access to better materials on cultivating Neps, but currently Barry Rice's guide, which was the basic reading I used to refer to for Neps, is offline for updating. Basically, successful Nep cultivation is that you get all the basic conditions (water, temperature, light, humidity) correct, but with most varieties you can let one area slide so long as the others are really spot-on. Also, the key thing to keep in mind with Neps is that they are slow growers - it takes a Nep several weeks to respond to minor changes in their surroundings, and major changes can leave a Nep reeling for months. When you get a Nep home from the store, you shouldn't be surprised if it takes two months to grow it's first new leaf, because the plant is in shock and busy trying to adapt to the new conditions in your home. So in short - lots of patience. Spend this free time reading up on the genus - http://www.nepenthesaroundthehouse.com is a great place to start.
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