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    Glenn go to CVS they are selling Mini greenhouses for 15 bucks ( 2tier). It is agreat deal. So you took my advice and went to English gardens. You should have went to the one on Coolidge and 14 mile. Best nepenthes there they are pitchering on the spot. Did you see any little nepenthes that were like 10 bucks? This nep my guess is a N. Alata hybrid. Hope it gets better and pitchers.--Phil [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    To me, it looks like a Lowland N. Alata that's been growing under low light. Look at the coloration of the pitchers and leaves, it's been like that for a while. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] I'm sure it will get better soon though. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]


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    Mike,

    Why do you think it's been under low light? To my eye, the leaves look quite green, and there are lowland N. alata forms that are green(then they range to red or orangish and anywhere between).

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    English Gardens only sells Lowland mostly. It is very rare to see a highland nep in there. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Joe,

    Maybe it's just the conditions the picture was taken in, but to me the leaves look like they are a dark green. Although, your right about the different color forms. Glenn may just have a green N. Alata.


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    Sorry it is not N. alata.

    The leaf margin carries all the way down the petiole to the stem and wraps partly around. N. alata has a distinct petiole and leaf. The peristome is also not at the right angle. It is somewhere halfway between N. alata and N. ventricosa

    The pitcher is distinctly highland N. alata with a bigger inflated base coming from N. ventrata.

    It looks nice and green. I suspect it has been overfertilized and kept in lower light by unknowing nurseries giving it that lush growth and no pitchers. Higher light would probably also give the pitchers more color although not all N. x Ventrata are red.
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    Interesting. I never would have thought of it, but is a darker green an attempt to put more chloroplasts into the leaves so it can catch more light to photosynthesize? I never equated dark green with shady conditions before. Actually, the leaves are so shiny, they look like someone sprayed them with leaf polish, lol(I have seen that product locally).
    I have a raff x mirabilis here at work in a eastern window, and the leaves are not nearly that dark, but the pitchers are nicely colored.
    You learn stuff everyday, I guess.

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    Thanks for all the comments. After I read them all, I went to the carnivorous plant photo finder web site and looked at the N. ventrata photos. I'm convinced that's what I have.

    Its under a 1000 watt hid light. This weekend I will get a mini greenhosue and hopefully it will start pitchering. I'm hoping for some red in the pitchers.

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