Hey thought it was about time I gave posting pics a shot. I know it's not much but this is my pride and joy, my only Nepenthes that I have at the moment and the first that I have been able to keep alive for a going on three years now. It's had a rough existence living in Alaska, where conditions could easily be ideal for a N. villosa or less, and it's gone through one move to Oregon, where the weather isn't a whole lot better, but with the help of a repotting and a heater, it's been experiencing proper lowland conditions for about five months now. It is in the process of being moved back to AK, so I will work harder to try and get it even warmer, oh yeah, and did I mention... it needs a bigger terrarium?
N. bicalcarata "orange" colored up with a 15 watt energy saver bulb and very little natural light.
My largest pitcher ever produced, and they just keep getting bigger! This is also the deepest shade of orange/red I have seen yet on my plant (pics don't do justice)
Same pitcher. The plant has always held up to about five pitchers for me at a time. but it just decided to let go of all the puny old ones.
This is the plant getting some fresh air. Note the broken bicycle spokes I use to coerce the leaves into not hitting the glass, it doesn't always even work totally.
Finally here is a picture of the poor thing within it's dungeon. My hand to give you a size comparison of what a maturing bical has to live in.
P.S. Check out the schmitzii glands that are forming on the biggest pitcher's vine. This is a new thing for this plant. I would really like to get some of those ants, and see if it improves growth at all, there is probably no realistic way to get them though.