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    I was at Home Depot the other day, and I noticed in the house plants section a single, sad looking pot with a clear plastic cup on top sitting by itself in back of some regular house plants. Immediately I thought "CP!". It was unlabeled (for price), and the only cp in the store, apparently. I was pleased to see it was a nepenthes, and that it was still alive. The "care" label simply said Nepenthes ssp. It is from Gublers Orchids, according to the label.

    I brought it to the front, and asked how much they wanted for it. They said $4.75, and I figured I needed to buy it. (My name is Capslock, and I'm a Nepenthaholic.)

    So, here it is a few days later:
    [img]http://home.**********.com/capslock/images/N.%20x%20Home%20Depot.JPG[/img]

    As you can see, it's clearly alive, and I figure it's got to be a hardy variety. But I have no idea what it is. The dying pitcher isn't of much help to me, but maybe for one of you? It's actually kinda fun having a mystery nep!

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    Hmmmm. It's still quite young, and there's no "full" pitcher....your guess is as good as mine! The likelyhoods are: x 'judith finn,' x 'ventrata,' and N. ventricosa....possibly it could be a few others....

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    I'm pretty sure it's not N. ventricosa. I have a couple of those, and the leaf shape and color, plus the growing pattern are really different. Also, the dying pitcher seems pretty fat on the bottom, and very narrow at the lid, not like my young ventricosa pitchers. Plus, it has "wings" on it that ventricosas lack.

    I hope it's an x 'judith finn'. I've been wanting one of those!

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    My first nep came in one of those plastic pots...unidentified of course. It turned out to be a ventricosa. And the baby pitchers did have fringed wings. It wasn't until the pitchers started gaining some size that the wings disappeared and the color came in. The photo looks like my ven.

    So don't discount the ventricosa. Were your others as small/young when you got them? If not, maybe you missed the winged stage.

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    Gubler's has at least 3 different Nepenthes that they sell. I recently purchased one, and I'll try to post some pics soon.

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    Here's one of the pictures.



    All of the pics are at:

    Gubler's Nepenthes

    since they will probably take up too much bandwidth if posted together.

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    My Lowes nepenthes is doing very well. Still not sure what species or possibly hybrid it may be. I will post a photo soon. I believe it has 5 pitchers on it currently. Some have a hint of red in them.
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    Ok, here is my Lowes's Nepenthes:







    Here is what it looked like when I bought it:

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