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    Talking Nepenthes Death Cube Rescue!

    So I walked into lowes today, and as usual looked at the plants. They had the usual many almost dead VFTs, but in the back of the $10 row, of course not the $5 row, I saw this little Nep screaming to save him or he'd eat me in the next life. First photo is in the box, second is it re-potted into my greenhouse. It is labeled as a ventricosa but doesn't look like one, of course it is still just small. When I repotted it I discovered it was a rooted basal shoot with one little string root, not a seedling or TC clone.


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    Its likely a ventricosa, you wouldnt be able to tell this early on anyways. (especially not in such an unhealthy condition)

    The leaves look consistent with my ventricosas though.

    Nice save!
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    ~Burgeoning connoisseur of all things ventricosa or otherwise tubby.~

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    Keep us posted on it. I sometimes see ventricosas in the lowes next to my place, but they are rare.

    Its possible it could be an alta as well, but I havent seen those in years

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    Thanks I've done many many rescues and Nepenthes are rare to find, mostly just sarracenia purpurea and rubras. Years ago I got an alata from a nursery, the thing grew into a five foot vine and just died this summer.

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