I am with pyro....leaves look ventricosa but hard to tell until we see a pitcher.
haha well there is more than one plant there haha its huge how big is that pot in diameter?
Dang that is a big plant!
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Thanks for the ego boost on the size, it is in a 10" pot, and yes it is more than one plant, multiple roots.
I haven't got it to pitcher, due to lack of humidity I think. I am trying to come up with a way to make a cheap greenhouse for it.
But until then, its just growing new leaves and trying to shoot out pitchers but no results. Any hints/tips?
Once you get that greenhouse in place and it starts producing pitchers that is gonna be one spectacular clump, whatever species it is. Good luck with that greenhouse, and update us with pics if it ever starts producing those pitchers.
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Umm, your humidity should be fine for most to at least attempt to pitcher. IMO light is your problem, you said you only use 6-8 hours of filtered light? Try using 14 - 16 hours of very bright indirect or fluorescent tube light. If you do use tube lights, hang them pretty close to the plants, sya 8 inches above. That's my tip/hint.
thanks, I have a 13 watt snap on trouble light I use :P Once summer warm weather hit I will be putting it outside....if that doesn't help it then I will try upping the humidity
I'll start off by saying: Damn that's a big plant! I'm surprised you were able to snag such a huge specimen from a garden center. I actually just purchased a relatively big Nepenthes from a local garden center, but it's nowhere near as monstrous as yours!
I honestly don't think that lighting is your problem. You bought the plant in the winter, and most Neps have a hard time pitchering throughout the winter months. All my Neps are just now starting to wake up with Spring's recent arrival. So I say keep the plant where it is and continue to keep it moist with distilled water. You'll start to see some pitcher production in the next month.
If you live in the Bay area, I saw some nurseries with lots of ventratas that size. In fact, that one looks just like them.
What do they sell for?