Even if they are a little plain by comparison, I'm a fan of these guys. What they lack in decoration they make up for in gaping-mouthed carnivorous functionality. The hourglass shape and flared peristome sell me on them every time. Very nice plant, Av.
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Fantastic specimen with great color. How old is it, and what's the size of the plant and the pitchers?
Very healthy looking Ventricosa the pitchers looks nice and colorful.
I might have to get one one. =)
hmmmm guessing 18" span, maybe 6"+ pitchers... Ive had it a couple years I guess, it can grow very fast... Ive had to quit feeding it as often as I use too, running out of room for it.
Was there anything done to the colors or is that exactly how it looks up close and in "person"?
I recently saw some very healthy ventratas at a greenhouse. You could tell that they'd just arrived from the warm climate that TCs them and they were just beautiful. Sometimes it is nice to go back and take a nice look at these "commoners". I still think that the D capensis is one heck of an amazing creation.
great plant-as expected from you!
ilbasso, the color is very accurate... the green is almost fluorescent under the bright light...very pretty leaves
and errr ahhh thanks mate, I am honored..
I can only echo what everyone else said, that plant is just beautifully colored! Before, I have been a bit partial to the N. ventricosa form with cream pitchers, but I have to say the intensely red pitchers are stunning. I guess having both in a collection would be a nice combination.
Holy Cow ! That's a nice looking plant even if it is common. I have an average to below average one that I was extremely happy with until seeing you pic. Dang it.
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