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    Looks great! Looks like a nice healthy ventrata or alata.

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    nice plant , i never see neps that big in hanging baskets fior sale at my nursery so i'm green with envy [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] , looks like a n. x ventrata to me .

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    That's no ventrata. Ventratas have wide peristomes remember. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] It must be some kind of alata. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
    Mom says: "Its stupid to collect plants that all look alike! Get a new hobie!"

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    it looks very alata-like, but if you notice the original post, he said it was a ventrata crossed with a alata, which would account for everyone's varying opinions. I thought it was an alata also, and had to reread the original post to get that information.

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    [img]http://home.**********.com/mexico17forever/Chris%20plant%202%20Nov%2003.jpg[/img]
    I love nepenthes

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    I'm not saying that people should not buy the big ventrata -- they are robust beautiful plants and reasonably priced out of mass TC.

    OTOH, those of us that got them before will be looking to unload a whole bunch of young TC plants for postage in the Spring. FYI. I can't throw the "babies" away. Nick will have even more. Others probably will also.

    The bright side is, whatever I don't get rid of I'll just plant along the fence and see what happens.

    The peristomes on my ventrata do look slightly different somehow. Eh, mine look "flared" on the sides slightly. That's the best I can do. I've posted pics of mine before.

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    Hi Beagle,
    The ventrata that you and I have is the one originating from that large Belgian nursery. Here in Florida it is a weed. We sell tons of them at local plant shows on the weekends and we have repeat customers who have come back a year later to tell us about how it took over- 1. the patio, 2.the big tree I hang my orchids in, 3.the whole backyard.
    Most of these customers (not all) live in West Palm Beach and are on municipal water. Interesting note-West Palm does not use well water for the city supply, but huge collecting ponds out west part of the county. It is the most mineral free water in south Florida and Neps love it! Here in Boca Raton our city water is liquid limestone.
    The Australian cross pictured above is a hybrid where the ventrata was crossed back onto an alata, which explains the near dead ringer for an alata- its three fours alata. Also, the Australian cross did not use the same ventrata clone. The tc clone we have is a female, but alas, she is sterile.

    Trent

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