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    White Collar Rednecks

    Hi y'all,

    I received this N. albomarginata red, back in November of last year from CZ Plants. This plant is growing in a five inch pot.



    At first the pitchers didn't make the white collars that this plant is known for. But as larger pitchers were made, the white collar became more prominent on each successive pitcher.









    This is an easy and worthwhile plant to grow that does quite well in intermediate conditions.

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    Massmorels should be in here drooling any second now.....


    I have to say that I've never seen a more beautiful albo than that one.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Interesting... why would a plant make any part specifically white? White means no chlorophyll, so what's the point in making a tiny section un-photosynthetic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silenceisgod View Post
    Interesting... why would a plant make any part specifically white? White means no chlorophyll, so what's the point in making a tiny section un-photosynthetic?
    Some people think that it attracts termites, which are one of the plants main prey items.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    idk why it does that, but im sure glad it does. spectacular plant you got there dvg. and yea im surprised mass hasnt already posted.
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    Pitchers don't photosynthesize.
    Good growing, Jack
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    Pitcher Plants Of The Old World Volume One & Two state that the white collar is used for termites. The book also says that the white band is called "trichomes."

    "Nepenthes albomarginata has evolved a highly specialized (woah.. spelled specialised in the book) trapping process that is adapted specifically to the trapping of termites. The collar of trichomes below the peristome acts as edible bait and lures termites to the trap." (259, Pitcher plants of the old world volume one, Stewart McPherson)
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    Quote Originally Posted by justjack View Post
    Pitchers don't photosynthesize.
    That's news to me. O.o


    A lot of pitchers have green color... is it just pigments and not chlorophyll?
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