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    Quote Originally Posted by Sashoke View Post
    Also note the "bell" bottom isn't overly developed like your pitcher is. All of my ventricosas were very cylindrical when young.
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    Fair chance your plant is ventricosa, but it and x ventrata look nearly identical at this stage and semi-mature rosette pitchers are needed to determine true identity. Leaf shape is definitely different (young ages ventricosa does have more round-tipped leaves), but when really young that can be hard to distinguish.
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    Does lighting make a difference in leaf shape? Mine's under a pretty bright led light and the leaves turn very red after a day in direct sunlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    Does lighting make a difference in leaf shape? Mine's under a pretty bright led light and the leaves turn very red after a day in direct sunlight.
    Ive never actually seen a ventricosa get red leaves from tons of light like other Nepenthes have, they always seem to just stay, well, green. So that might be a good indicator right there that its ventrata.
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    Perhaps, but my ventrata has never turned red, but it was in a more shady spot last summer and it didn't get a whole lot of light this winter.
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    Dunno mate, only time will tell.

    Once it gets a bit older it will be very easy to identify.
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    Hey, remember when I said that my ventrata doesn't turn red.





    I guess the signs do point to ventrata. Too bad really, I was hoping for a ventricosa.
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    Its still possible its a ventricosa, we'll just have to wait and see.
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