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    Quote Originally Posted by ragoonaths View Post
    Congratulations on your acquisition of a nepenthes x ventrata this was the first nepenthes that i had ever bought
    It's a very nice plant. Even though the pitchers may not look amazing, it's still really cool. I even green pitcher neps. I suppose it's just the coolness factor of a carnivorous plant!

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    As was the case for many growers, I'm sure. This plant is found in many of the large garden centre chains in the UK - usually mislabelled as Nepenthes alata.
    Sadly, this one wasn't labeled, hence the reason for this thread. They must have got it from a really good supplier though. This looks 1000 times better than the usual Home Depot plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pineapple View Post
    Sadly, this one wasn't labeled, hence the reason for this thread. They must have got it from a really good supplier though. This looks 1000 times better than the usual Home Depot plant.
    I suspect many of them look better before they get into the store. I got mine from the bargains shelf for 2 ($3USD) because they had killed all of the pitchers. I had seen it a few weeks later looking similar to the one in your picture. A bit of TLC and I had it back to regular pitchering and it has now spent a few years on my kitchen windowsill, where it vines like crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile View Post
    I suspect many of them look better before they get into the store. I got mine from the bargains shelf for 2 ($3USD) because they had killed all of the pitchers. I had seen it a few weeks later looking similar to the one in your picture. A bit of TLC and I had it back to regular pitchering and it has now spent a few years on my kitchen windowsill, where it vines like crazy.
    This one was in a "greenhouse" room with barely any light and it had a heater blowing straight on it from the roof. The humidity was very low and so on. It looks great for what it's been through!

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    Ventrata is a weed and will grow in a glass if water. Ive seen it. Just dong let them get bone dry and it is happy. Even when mine did in straight peat, if still bounced back. That is a resilient cross. Mine is long long over due for re-pot. Yet it still has 20+ growth points and more pops up when I take cuttings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_OrchidGuy View Post
    Ventrata is a weed and will grow in a glass if water. Ive seen it. Just dong let them get bone dry and it is happy. Even when mine did in straight peat, if still bounced back. That is a resilient cross. Mine is long long over due for re-pot. Yet it still has 20+ growth points and more pops up when I take cuttings.
    Wahoo! This is good news. I can practice cutting so that I won't mess up on propagating my truncata or my ventricosa x talangensis. Hopefully these don't mind slightly cooler/warmer temperatures than they prefer.

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