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    Unknown Monstrocity!

    Thought I'd post some pics of my friend's nepenthes. He called me over to take a good look at it and I was SHOCKED to say the least. All we know is that it's a highland hybrid. He found it in the back of a local nursery. He promply took it home and repotted it with MIRACLE GROW. These are the results after 6 months in part sun outdoors. I counted at least 6 basal stems:



    Yes, that's all ONE plant



    Here's one of my buddy with the monster:



    And one of me holding a developing pitcher:



    I convinced him to snip off one of the basals for a cutting for me. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. We repotted (yes in miracle grow again, lol) and did some leaf trimming. It's much more manageable now. I also pulled out a slotted drainage tray out of the bottom of the root bulb that had been unknowingly left in there during potting . I covered the top with live LFS to encourage pitchering (I think the humidity has been too low). Come spring next year we'll be dividing the plant into two- the large clump on the left in the pics and the other basal pulliing to the right will (hopefully) make for a new plant. We'll be using a suitable potting medium next year of course.

    Thanks for looking!

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    This goes against everything I've been taught @.@
    Miracle Grow...bad...good?! WHAT?! LOL. That'd explain it's size though

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    i would say that is more than likely your typical N. xMiranda, does have some size to it though, no doubt

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    Miranda hybrid you think? All we know is it's a highland hybrid, probably via Sam Estes. Hopefully that pitcher develops fully and we'll know for sure (well, I won't but you guys will).

    Hopefully I'll be able to convince him to take another basal cutting out of the main clump to try and root in water before the winter comes. If the spag rooting I'm attempting doesn't work out that is. I don't have any rooting hormone to boost my chances. If anything it would only help this beast grow.
    Last edited by FlyedPiper; 08-09-2010 at 11:46 PM.

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    nice shirt.. Frat's 'R' Us having a sale.

    Looks like a miranda the way the tendrils are coming off the undersides of the leaves..
    Last edited by mass; 08-10-2010 at 12:59 AM.

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    nah i was saying it IS a miranda, flyed...
    i dont think sam deals commercially, and its leaves and all look exactly like a miranda

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    Quote Originally Posted by massmorels View Post
    nice shirt.. Frat's 'R' Us having a sale.

    Looks like a miranda the way the tendrils are coming off the leaves..

    That's nothing. The people who discover these plants are super-nerds.

    How do you know it's a "highland" hybrid, if you don't know what is ?
    Why the inclination towards Sam's nursery?
    Just digging for info.
    Good growing, Jack
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    Looks like a 'Miranda' to me. I have a few of them.
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