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    N. ventricosa question

    I bought one of those cubes of death at Lowes. In it is what I will assume is a ventricosa, from pics and research. I've had it about a month and a half. It is making new leaves like mad, the 5th one opened this morning and 4 have brand new pitchers, the 5th leaf also looks to be making a pitcher. What is considered an upper pitcher? Does this refer to a plant that has a basal shoot that grows leaves and those leaves pitcher? I will try and get my brothers camera so I can take some pics.
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    lower pitcher:
    http://home.comcast.net/~jneps/NventricosaYellow.jpg

    upper pitchers have less color and the tendril is attached to the back of the pitcher, instead of the front or side like a lower pitcher:
    http://nepenthesnouen.web.infoseek.co.jp/App0006.jpg

    (the green ones on the right are ventricosa uppers)
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    Thank you for the pics, how old are your Neps? I know that I am being impatient, mostly asking so I know what to look for.
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    tendril is attached to the back of the pitcher, instead of the front or side like a lower pitcher:
    unless you have ventricosa in the fist place which alsmost always has the tendril in the back in the first place. Ventricosa uppers(assuming you have the normal form) should be pale in color. Sometimes they also have a loop
    Mature Lower Pitcher(on the right)

    VS

    Upper Pitchers. these also have the loops on them.

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    PS. Phissionkorps. the only reason i posted against you was because those pics you had werent of the normal form.
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