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    Local nursery got Nepenthes in!

    I've never seen any carnivorous plants outside of death cubes/tubes here in Colorado, so I was rather excited when I walked into one of our local nurseries today and saw this:



    Of course, I went home with one. Now I gotta figure out where the heck I'm going to put it. But here's a few crappy/flash shots in the meantime.









    I'm guessing N. ventrata?

    There's at least 3 separate, mature plants in there, so for $22, it's a steal as far as I'm concerned. It needs to be repotted as I'm sure it's root bound in that tiny pot. I don't have any "gourmet" mix stuffs, so what I'm thinking is 1/1/2 shredded LFS/whole LFS/perlite. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

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    There are a lot of those around. When I got one I just kept it in the pot for a 'bushier' look. However, when I did divide them, their roots weren't that long.

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    yup. ventrata is correct. good find!
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    N. x. ventrata is a good guess. Could also be "DeRoose's Alata" which is alata x (x. ventrata) - I think DeRoose distributes plants in 6" hanging baskets like that. Whatever it is it's in great condition; nice catch.
    That mix should be a good place to start. I like to add orchid bark or something similar, but the weather here is cool and moist so aeration is one of my top priorities with my media. If you keep your plants someplace where they dry quickly then you'll likely have different results.
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    We have a nursery here that get's ventrata's in about that same size from time to time. I actually went into the shop today to work on the Nep Showcase.. and low and behold.. one of the managers stuck an ugly ventrata basket in there that he bought today from someplace.

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    The Deroose 'N. alata' is N. ventrata
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    Despite what some may say a well grown N. x ventrata can look very nice. It was my first Nepenthes way back when, given to me as a cutting from my uncle who grew it in a window unpitchered for many years. I brought it home and put it in my first terrarium - a 75 gallon fishtank with six 40 watt daylight tubes over it. Under this intense light I got nice big 6-8" bright yellow and pink pitchers and much smaller more compact leaves. It was a fantastic grower in true lowland conditions, I propagated more cuttings of this plant than any other. Get that thing under some bright light, high humidity and warmth and watch it color up and blast off!

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    o man i wish i could find cps anywhere but lowes.......i think i gota move out of the cold north country and get farther south...

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