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    Mystery Pitcher

    Hi Everyone , I am new and hoping someone can help me identify my pitcher plant. I bought it on my birthday about a week ago, and it didnt have a price so i asked how much and they gave it to me for 5 ($10) which seems very cheap for such a huge plant,
    the label says nepenthes rebecca, but it seems unlike the others i have seen, any ideas?



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    Welcome to terraforums.

    It looks like a hybrid called N. 'Gentle' aka N. 'Velvet' which could be N. fusca x N. maxima.

    You got really good deal in my opinion and you could take lots of two node cuttings.

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    Welcome to TF!
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    Woah. Nice steal. That thing is unruly. How many growth points are there? Five? Six?!

    Do the pitchers have that kind of fuzzy look over the body of the pitcher or is it something to do with the camera? I have a N. 'Lady Pauline' that does the same thing under camera and I can't figure out what it is.

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    It could be one of the N. maxima forms from Sulawesi or New Guinea/Paupa area; the pitchers are very close to N. fusca, but the leaves are almost pure N. maxima. - Rich
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    The Sulawesi maxima is very distinct because it has leaves that are ruffled like lasagna noodles so I am going to say it ain't that.

    I agree to the thought that it is Gentle or Velvet. Although I do think there is a Nep called Rebecca something or other so you might want to try googling that and see what it pulls up...
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    There is a nepenthes named Rebeca( ? sp) Soper. that comes from England. But in the right light gets as near to black as I have seen in a nepenthes.
    One has been at Cal Carn x 4yrs and barely sent out any vines .
    Rebeca was a relative of Juthatip Soper for whom a beautiful sarracenia is named

    Congrats, you made an extremely gr8 score( deal) on that beautiful plant.
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    Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
    Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.


    Who needs speelcheck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyro View Post
    The Sulawesi maxima is very distinct because it has leaves that are ruffled like lasagna noodles so I am going to say it ain't that.
    Only ONE isolated form develops these undulated leaf margins; there are dozens more scattered all throughout Sulawesi, some miniature, near Lake Poso, and many others. - Rich
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