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Thread: Is this actually N. ventricosa?

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    Is this actually N. ventricosa?

    I got this as a Nepenthes ventricosa, although it doesn't have the hourglass figure or typical peristome. Does anyone know what it is?

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    It's either pure ventricosa....or it's hybrid, N x "ventrata"...you will be able to tell more as it gets older.
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    Hard to say, Drew. I think you'll need to watch it for another 6 months to see how it matures. Fifteen months ago I bought one of my first TC'd Nepenthes and it was N. ventricosa "red". As a juvenile plant, it barely resembled any of the photos of ventricosa I saw, but there's no mistaking it now!

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    Looks identical to the ventricosa basal pitchers I'm getting now.
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    The newest pitcher looks much more like ventricosa. The old pitcher is in the background.

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    Is it seed grown? If it keeps those proportions you should call it N. ventricosa 'Paris Hilton'.

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    Young ventricosa plants don't have the hourglass shape we all love and know. They're sort of late bloomers in terms of when they finally show mature pitcher shape. Yours deffinately looks like a young ventricosa, but time will tell for sure.
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    Ventrata pitchers generally have wings don't they?

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