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Thread: Its time to cut back my 2 N. x ventrata

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    Well, it has come time to cut back my two large N. x ventrata plants I bought over a year ago. I have been slowly moving my office/plant room from the second floor to the first floor. In order to move these plants, I have to cut out my N. x ventrata plants as they have overgrown the chamber and are too large to move about without loosing most of the plant in the process. They are just too big to move and replace back into the chamber.

    Anyway, I will have a bunch of cuttings that should be available for trade next spring. I have two plants and will do my best to keep track of which cutting came from what plant. This way it might be possible to track mail and female plants. I am hoping I have a male and female plant, but have yet to see any flowers.

    The fact that these two plants have not flowered has me wondering if they are only a few weeks away from doing so. However, I have to get the plants moved and I hope one of the tip cuttings will deside to flower.

    I wil be taking photos from before and after. I may even get some of me taking the cuttings.

    Wish me luck. I hope I don't kill these two. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/ghostface.gif[/img]

    P.S. I may try to move these plants. I know it will not be fun doing so.



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    Here are a couple of before photos:


    Side of one of my plants. This plant is over 3 feet tall.


    Another view of the same plant.
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    Hey nice plants. They seem to have grown quiet a bit sense your last photo (saw on your webpage). Good luck with the cuttings. Hope all goes well.
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    Shoot! How could you tell if they flowered in that jungle!! That's a heck of a lot of nepenthes!

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    Those are beasts. I think ventrata are the toughest and hungriest plants I've got. They are bug assassins. They produce elegant pitchers as well.

    I'm hoping for one of them to vine all over my patio. It seems to be interested in doing so. That will be hard to cover when it gets cold. But, if I can ever get pitchers hanging down six or seven feet out onto the patio (maybe a year at this rate), that will make one heck of a picture. It is vining so fast now since a huge pitcher display (similar to the one I posted pics of on the other plant) began eating swarms of bugs.

    FYI: Florida residents. Ventrata is a fantastic plant to grow outside, IMO. It's not just the hardening of my particular plants I'm beginning to think. My ventrata are tough compared to some non-carnivorous plants that live in the same area of the back yard patio. That's how tough I'm talking about. I have cooked, baked, and fried them in the sun on occasion with few ill effects. I try to keep all neps out of intense sun. But, if one must go there, it is always a ventrata.

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    Well, the cutting has been done. I have 6 1 gallon bags of cuttings that I need to get rooted. Thats going to take some space...

    Anyway, here are a couple after photos:

    One of me with a 4ft vine. Yes, I do looked pissed off as I was at the time. I really did not want to have to do this.



    Bags of cuttings:


    Plants after being cut:
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    wow [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
    I love nepenthes

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    You are going to have a heck of a lot of ventratas very soon!!!

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