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    I knew nothing about neps when i got these two...... They are not as healthy as some of the ones i have seen here in this section of the board ... if you guys have any info on how to get them to grow better and when winter comes here in Philly Im going to have to window sill them in the house... Want suggestions!!!!!!!!!

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    What u got there is a N. Ventricosa. I'm not quite sure about the second Nepenthes. Umm...just provide them with high humidity and lots of light and they should perk up in not time. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Jim,

    Your N. ventricosa looks fine! The other one is a little hurting, but very salvageable. How long have you had them? This time of year in Philly, the weather is just about right for them: about 70 at night and 80s during the day. But you'll have to move them in as it gets colder in the fall. You should just be able to water them, and provided they get partial sun, they should do fine. Size-wise, they don't look like they need to be repotted any time soon, but you might want to check the soil medium to see if it's appropriate.

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    the other looks like a gracilis
    I love nepenthes

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    N. x Ventrata on the close one. Can't tell on the other one. Wild guess is N. sanguinea

    The N. x Ventrata will do fine in some partial sun. Keep it moist but not sopping wet. It will do ok on a windowsill through the winter. It may stop producing pitchers .. or it may not. Depending on what kind of heating you have etc. Try and get it into a sunny window during the winter. Away from drafts and heating vents etc.

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    I'm with Tony on the ID's...if you can get a better pic of the farther one, that will help us out. If we're right, there two should be fairly easy growers. I have both of mine out on the deck in diffused sun (by trees). They're both doing quite well.
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    OK, now I need some education. I have a N. ventricosa at home that looks exactly like the one pictured. What clues are there to tell a ventricosa from a ventrata? I also have what is labeled an N. ventricosa x ??. This also looks suspiciously like a N. ventricosa. How does one tell?

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    i'm going to take a wild guess on the first one and say that its either judith finn , sanguinea , or coccinea , does look very ood shape either , the second one i would deffinlty say ventricosa , mines at home looks alot the same as the one you pictured .

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