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    N. black dragon

    Here are a few pictures of my N. x 'black dragon.' The real reddish pitcher is the most newly inflated one and hasn't colored up yet. The lighting and the camera make the colors a little funky. The pictures I've seen on the web of mature plants show the wings on the pitchers as black/purple, but I can't seem to get mine to not be green. Has anyone had any success getting the entire pitcher to become significantly darker? Or is this something that occurs with age?









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    Hi there:

    Usually plants that derived from dark coloured species in Nepenthes, tend to produce pitchers with colours which are obviously less intense than the parental species, but they do tend to darken with age. Just give them enough light and enjoy.

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    The wings on mine are green too. I figure it must be an age thing.
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    ditto here.
    I thought I got a light colored clone, but I guess not.
    I can't wait till it gets bigger and colors up to a deep purple black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    ditto here.
    I thought I got a light colored clone, but I guess not.
    I can't wait till it gets bigger and colors up to a deep purple black.
    How long ago did you receive yours? What is light on yours? Green or like the biggest trap in my first picture? It seems they color up almost overnight, like magic! It happens very quickly.

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    xvart, I received mine about a month ago.
    it looks almost identical to yours.
    I ended up repotting mine twice in a couple of days when I got it, so it just started growing well this past week or so. seems like a tough clone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    seems like a tough clone.
    Yes, the pitchers are very hardy.

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    I have had great success with n black dragon.Mine is already 2 plus feet across and my traps are really started to darken up.Stevo.

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