Relax.. I just wanted to post these pictures to make sure that my neps are healthy since I haven't got much experience with neps so I can't recognize bad signs when I see them.
Patient 1: Nepenthes ventricosa 'red pitchers'
Lots of big pitchers, some are drooling actually, seems to be happy but kinda ugly.. the back leaves (the ones that are bent towards the wall) were squeezed up against the top of a terrarium for months until I flipped the terrarium on it's side for my top space... so the new leaves were all tangled, I had to untangle them when I noticed it... anywhoo is it healthy? I think (and hope) that it is. Oh and also, there seems to be a hole at the base of it and I can actually look in and see some roots. o.O I dunno how it got there.. but if it's bad I'm going to fill it in, is it bad?
I'm gonna need to hang that pot soon. x_x
Patient 2: Nepenthes sanguinea 'orange pitchers'
I really think this one is healthy because it has nice colored pitchers and leaves.. the only thing that sorta bothers me is the way it's growing.. if you look underneath the green leaves there's a crown of dead leaves underneath, they could just be old leaves.. or it could be a sign of something wrong with it?
Patient 3: Nepenthes sanguinea 'orange pitchers' (formal basal shoot of above plant)
First off, I know that is a TERRIBLE picture.. bad angle and out of focus and just eugh.. I have no worries with this little guy. Considering what it's been through (being ripped from the parent plant and nearly eaten by a dog) I'm thinking it is pretty tough and is fine... but I figured I'd post it anyways.
All of my neps are currently drooling.. I mean that literally too, the one pitcher has a hardened bubble of nectar stuck to the side. I'm thinking of buying a couple meal worms to feed them.
So... how are my neps?