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    Is ready to take this hobby to a whole new level DavyJones's Avatar
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    I got a killer deal on this MONSTER!

    I was at a local garden center yesterday looking for a pot for my extremely rootbound Golden Barrel Cactus, which unfortunately proved unfruitful.

    Not the point of this story. I had already received a N. x "Deroose Alata" as a gift from somebody from this nursery, and had also seen them selling N. x "Miranda" in the past, but never felt like coughing up the $50+ they were asking for them. Still being Mid-winter here in Cleveland, the selection of plants in general was pretty small, but, while browsing the clearance section I came across this whopper!

    It took about 30 minutes to trim all dead foliage away, and there certainly were no pitchers as it is winter, and they had it growing on the bottom rack underneath all the other clearance plants. Needless to say, I'm stunned. The largest leaves on the plant are as large as my forearm, and the plant easily has 10+ growth points. I'm excited to see what it will do this summer once we start getting a longer photo period, and the temps warm up so I can hang it under a shady tree outside.

    And now for the kicker. This was all mine for $25! I've paid way more money for much smaller, less impressive Nepenthes. I can't wait to see what this thing is gonna do!
    "We are in a sense the Universe trying to understand itself. By Observing it we are observing what we are." - Phillip Plait

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    Im jealous, i saw a similar plant for 35 euro at a gardencenter yesterday but i could not take it with me on my scooter
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    That thing is a beast and looks healthy as a champion! Great find Davy.

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    I got one almost identical to that for 35. When I asked to use their pruning shears before I left, the nursery staff seemed confused, haha.
    There were sooooo many dead leaves, ohmy.
    Then I carried it around all day, back to school, then to my house. Got the craziest looks.

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    Oooh, yeah, it looks like mine!
    Well...mine hadn't been watered in like forever and was all wilty and ready to die, so I got it for 14 bucks. And then I cut away all the dead and all the super broken leaves. I can't wait to see it in the summer

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    Nice Miranda (looks like it from here anyway). The biggest pitchers I got offa my old one was only 14"!

    My old one was grown in a showerstall with sliding front glass and 400W metal halide bulb over it with all my other huge Neps like bical and truncata.

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    Massive!
    "You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt."
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    Wow better not let it pitcher, or else your pets/kids/roommates might go missing.
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