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    My small collection

    It was sunny today so I figured I should take some of the plants out for photos.

    N. maxima 'Wavy Leaf':

    The horizontal pitcher at 6:00 was one of the originals that came with the plant when I got it 5 months ago, as was the now-dead one at 3:00. Quite long-lived pitchers.

    N. glabrata:


    This may be old news, but I'm starting to believe that both the leaf and pitcher sizes are related to when the tendril hits something. If we number the two pitchers in the first image as being from leaves 1 and 3 then leaf 2 produced the pitcher in the second image, which is ~50% bigger than the others. I've since moved the plant to give it a bit more space, but leaf 4 (not pictured) got jammed between the pot and soil early on and is positively tiny in comparison.

    N. spathulata x talangensis:

    Haven't heard anything about this hybrid, but I personally like it. The pitcher on the left opened a bit over a week ago, looking forward to when it colours up to a nice red like the others.

    N. rajah x mira:


    Not as fast a grower as the others, but it's going at a steady rate. Each pitcher lid has a single hair on it in about the centre, not sure if that's common or not, but still an interesting feature.

    N. trusmadiensis x burbidgeae:


    One of my newer ones so I can't take any credit for the pitchers shown. I suspect it was grown next to a wall or something, judging by the shape of the pitcher. Should be a good one though.

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    Beautiful! Keep up the good work!

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    Ooh, I love N. spat x talangensis. I'm glad someone else likes it, too. Mine is being a bit stubborn, so I haven't seen too many pitchers on it, but once it takes off, I think it'll be really great. Glad to see yours is so happy.

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    Thanks guys. Natch, nice to know someone else likes spathulata x talangensis, hope yours picks up too.

    Over the weekend a friend with a decent camera and macro lens came over. A couple of nicer shots:

    N. robcantleyi x hamata:

    Both the hybrids with robcantleyi parentage that I have grow rather slowly, but at least they're growing.

    N. rajah x mira:

    A closeup of the single hair that occurs on this hybrid's lid. Has anyone else who owns this hybrid noticed it?

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    Good plants. Thank you for sharing the nice pic.

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    The N. trusmadiensis x burbidgeae is absolutely gorgeous with very nice coloration! Do you drill holes and/or use mesh pots for all of your nepenthes?

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    Thanks Knuckles! All of my neps are in mesh pots (or home-made equivalents) since I use misters to control the humidity in my greenhouse. I've got no concern about things drying out, and I figure the additional drainage should help reduce the chances of root rot.

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    Really nice collection! Keep us update

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