|My new babies (still to arrive) are a N. Sanguinea 'Red' and N. Ventricosa. *Not impressive, but I'm getting there!|
Not impressive? Hehe, I like your new babies. Let me know how the sanguinea grows for you, i've recently become interested in the orange form myself.
Lithops care info: If you take care of it, it will die.
I think when you can get a plant properly tweaked, if you know what I mean, they are all really "impressive." Rafflesiana are not super 'spensive plants, but based on the photos of big pitchers, they can be QUITE impressive -- just to name one of many. Sanguinea and ventricosa are plenty beautiful. That's one thing about pitchers, there is no shortage of beauty to go around.
I do like the red amps though. Since I'm limiting myself to lowland until I can properly do a highland habitat, it seemed like a logical way to go. If roses are beautiful, which they are, how about a rose-colored plant that will eat bugs?
You could not be more right about the "nep feeling." It's like a warm, but not hot, towel in the face every morning. We've had morning rain, afternoon rain, evening rain, you name it. The last month +, I'm feelin' it!
Sure looks alot different than the picture you linked to on Borneo Exotics. I also had the original N. ampullaria Cantley's red and have several new clones of red N. ampullaria. Even under low light (2 40 watt fluorescent bulbs with no supplimental sunlight) they still get a nearly solid red flush of color instead of that speckled look.
Did you buy it as N. ampullaria 'Cantley's Red'?
So no need for folks to get all defensive but looking at that picture it looks nothing like any red clone N. ampullaria I have seen. I am hoping I am wrong and Beagle will post a super blood red pitcher picture in a few months. But right now I feel he was taken by another nursery passing off a plant as something it isn't and knowing how expensive red N. ampullaria clones are.. that would really upset me.
Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?
the clone of Beagle is an nice plant, but it doesn't look like N. ampullaria 'Cantley's red'. Grown under low light levels (a single 20W compact fluorescent bulb) pitchers should look like this:
(Click on the picture to get a bigger version.)
I always wanted a N. cantley's red, but my pocketbook never allowed me to get one. *sigh* [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] maybe in the near future
Awesome ampullaria! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] That's one of my most wanted ampullarias including the tricolor ampullaria.
My new babies are gonna be an n. rafflesiana gigantea, an adult n. x cantleyi (not exactly a baby huh? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] ) , an n. madagascarensis, and a n. northiana [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
Mom says: "Its stupid to collect plants that all look alike! Get a new hobie!"
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