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    Nepenthes ventricosa seedling

    Just got my first pitcher plant. Local to our country but I'm still researching what should it really needs.


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    Are you sure that's a ventricosa ? The leaves look very lanceolate for the species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu138 View Post
    Are you sure that's a ventricosa ? The leaves look very lanceolate for the species.
    That's what I was thinking, too.

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    The soil looks a little bit too dense and wet for most nepenthes, they generally like more open and airy soil because root rot can set in much more easily in wet conditions. Adding aggregate (pumice, perlite, etc.) or using live sphagnum (which is much more open and fluffy than dead sphagnum) would probably be a good idea.
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    I would guess something much nicer than ventricosa

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    No way that is a ventricosa, I have one about the same age, leaf shape is totally different. The leaves of mine are far wider to their length than that, and get wider towards the ends.
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    If I had to take a shot in the dark, I'd say it's N.gracilis.

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