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    My newest "family member"!

    Here are some pictures of my newest addition, my very first carnivorous plant! I'm such a total newbie with this, but so far so good!






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    Nice ventrata!

    Hey is that storm going to blow over your area too? I hear there's something nasty a brewin' over yonder in your neck of the woods.

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    Nice healthy looking nep It's nice to see a plant produce so many good-looking pitchers

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    Thanks!

    The guy I bought it from said it was an alata--is it a ventrata, then?

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    Based on what I'm seeing in http://cpphotofinder.com/nepenthes-x-ventrata-1902.html vs http://cpphotofinder.com/nepenthes-alata-663.html they look a lot the same to me, but I think alata's supposed to have a less ridged peristome. But, I've never grown a ventrata. What do you think from the pics? Here's a pic of my alata's peristome for comparison http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...s/P9280005.jpg

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    I assure you you will have the plant for a long time, they are quite vigorous and easy to grow! Ventrata was my first CP as well.

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    Definitely N. x ventrata. N. alata doesn't have the little rim spikes on the peristome. It grows really fast.

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    Fairly certain it's a ventrata (the one uber common nep I still don't have), based on the larger-than-alata peristome. Alatas almost never have peristomes that wide, though it may be a 'Deroose Alata' (ventrata x alata). Healthy looking plant, though!
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