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    "Oh, now he's a philosophizer" Baylorguy's Avatar
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    Need ID for Nepenthes

    I need some of you Nepenthes experts. I had the pleasure of rescuing this bad boy from Lowes. I could have also snagged a Darlingtonia, but I have plenty of plants for now. What do you think?






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    sanguinea?
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    Without a doubt, N. sanguinea.

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    For a Lowes nep, that's about the best you can do, imo. It's a pure species, it gets big, it grows well, etc.

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    Awesome, thanks everyone. I think I lucked out... never expected to own a Nepenthes anytime soon and sure as heck didn't expect to find it at Lowes. Should it grow fine under 6 40 watt T12 fixtures with the tray method?

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    i keep my nep outdoors and have it in a 1:1:1; peat:Perlite:lfs mix and i water it about every 3 days just soaking the surface. i also removed the tray as alot of people suggested and keep the soil moist but not wet. i noticed that even when its really dry on the surface, its usually still pretty moist just below, so i always move some soil around with my finger to check if i need to water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baylorguy View Post
    Should it grow fine under 6 40 watt T12 fixtures with the tray method?

    There are different opinions on the the tray method for growing neps. In my experience, some do fine while others fail. I would advise against the tray method for this one. I think your lights seem fine for growing it.

    In my opinion, the nep id is most likely a N. sanguinea 'orange' variety.

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    Dave and Billy -

    I appreciate it. Effective tomorrow I will refrain from using the tray method but will only water from the top every 2-3 days.

    I was never really interested in Nepenthes... but it really is an impressive plant in person.

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