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    Interesting features - N. Splendiana x veitchii

    I haven't had much time in the last few weeks to look over my plants; but when I was watering today I noticed that my two N. Splendiana x veitchii seedlings did in fact make a rebound and were starting to revive themselves. It was a pretty bad couple of weeks after receiving them, and thought for sure they were goners.

    Upon further observation, one of them has interesting tendril/wing attachments. Notice that there is no tendril and the leaves actually form the wings of the pitcher. I hope this trait continues as it matures and is not just some fluke of struggling survival. The last picture is of the other seedling with apparent "normal" features.









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    lol dont worry about it J.C. Looks great, im glad they recovered they look great.

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    i hope it stays like that, i've never seen a nep like that before.
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    Nep seedlings in my experience tend to stay like that for a while then happily push the pitcher out of the nest so to speak and let it hang on its own little tendril. I can show you with some of my N. mirabilis seedlings if you'd like

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    there are certain forms of mirabilis with wings like that and i think some hybrids involving it in EPs inventory. ill hope it stays this way but i doubt it will continue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdaxFlamma View Post
    Nep seedlings in my experience tend to stay like that for a while then happily push the pitcher out of the nest so to speak and let it hang on its own little tendril.
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    ill hope it stays this way but i doubt it will continue.
    Thanks for the input. I figured it wouldn't stay, but don't have enough experience with seedlings to know how common (or not) it is. That's why I didn't run out and say "look at this future cultivar!" lol.

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    My N Madagascariensis did that for awhile, it finally started to do its tendrils, its about a year or 2 old now....very tiny.

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    I just happened upon this thread, but has anyone thought that this could provide clues for Nepenthes evolution? Just like comparing animal embryos, couldn't this show how the plants may have started out? Like, before the species started making that tendril, they could have started with an air pocket at the end of a leaf, and then that opened up, and later that "bubble" or "air pocket" hung on a tendril.

    This also reminds me of D. binata, where the seedlings have a normal rosette, but as they get older, they develop that characteristic "T" shape.

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