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Thread: N. maxima or N. 'Gentle"

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    I would like anyones opinion. What is the true identity of this plant? It was sold as N. maxima but I suspect it may be N. 'Gentle'. Does anyone know how to tell these apart?

    [img]http://home.**********.com/glenn/images/Max1.jpg[/img]

    [img]http://home.**********.com/glenn/images/Max2.jpg[/img]

    [img]http://home.**********.com/glenn/images/Max3.jpg[/img]

    Thanks in advance.

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    It looks identical to my N. 'Gentle' plants and to those on the website of the tissue culture company that produces them, DeRoose Plants, N. 'Gentle'.

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    It looks exactly like the Nepenthes Gublers sells. Its a great plant, I love mine!
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    Yeah that's N. x gentle. Guess we'll have to label our future cross as N. (X Rokko) x N.( X Gentle) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] Most "IlCPerate" peopel look for'what does my plant look like?" and label it as anything remotly similar to thier plant sadly. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    I have yet to buy plants from some of the great CP sources out there and instead go for the big $5.00 plants at local nursuries. Because of this penny pinching I have mostly hybrids. I picked up a N. 'Gentle' and what I think is a huge N. 'Coccenea' for $5.00 each. The species plants I do have are very small but I love em anyhow.

    N x 'Rokko' x N x 'Gentle' could make some fine looking plants but probably not much different from thier parents since they both have N. maxima as parents. It will be fun to see what happens! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I went to the DeRoose website and looked at thier Neps and they have a plant listed as N 'coccenea'. I thought this plant had red pitchers!? Is this plant mislabled or am I all messed up!?

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