05-29-2014, 01:03 PM
Its the pigmentation inside the pitcher -- lowii and many of its hybrids display this feature. The lower 3/4 of the pitcher interior is glossy red, and the top 1/4 (or less) is a matte blue or purple hue.
Originally Posted by Tanukimo
05-29-2014, 01:14 PM
Not necessarily. My main aim is to generally have a good representation of forms, colors, sizes, etc. in all genera. Things like the bical are really important to explain symbiosis to people. Basically anything that has a cool story to tell.
Originally Posted by Whimgrinder
Also, 99% of the public that see the collection think these things gobble up rats. On a personal level I sort of have this desire to showcase that there are hundreds of different things CPs eat, in a variety of different ways. I really hope to get an ampullaria soon--imagine the shock of the "vegetarian" Nepenthes!
And--CRAZY GORGEOUS LOWII!!!
Last edited by theplantman; 05-29-2014 at 01:14 PM.
05-29-2014, 01:58 PM
Vogelii should be on your list.
Originally Posted by theplantman
05-29-2014, 02:14 PM
how big are the spec X trunc and naga plants? if my memory is anything to go by, that naga has grown very fast?
05-29-2014, 02:35 PM
Oh yes, that one too!
Originally Posted by carbonetc
05-29-2014, 02:43 PM
N. truncata X spectabilis is BIG now....can't say for sure. The internodes have been slowly increasing so it seems to be going into quasi-vine stage. I'd guess the vine now exceeds 2.5 feet, with a leaf tip to leaf tip spread about the same. The N. naga is fast growing for me, yes. I acquired it about 18 months ago as a smallish seedling (under 5" if I recall) and it is now a rosette about 15" across. It was very slow during this past winter, with no new pitchers after the big one last October, but thats not too surprising.
Originally Posted by morbus
05-29-2014, 05:58 PM
N. hamata, Wistuba clone 3:
05-29-2014, 06:35 PM
Looking very plump and sinister! Looks like there is more than one plant in there.
05-29-2014, 09:11 PM
Paul, the hamate is beautiful!
I also like the dark pitch in the foreground on the left; what is it
05-30-2014, 07:06 AM
Thank you, Keith. The dark one on the left is my N. Viscarla. (spathulata X [tobaica X talangensis])
Originally Posted by ellisonk001