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Thread: Neps "Gublers hybrids"

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    While buying the sundew and the VFT, I've come across a couple of these plants. Their seem to be more thna one variety in the mix. Some just have green pitchers with very faint striations. Other are a light creamy brown color with numberous red "paintbrush strokes" of red on them. I remember faintly seeing one with red pitchers and a red cap, but Im not to sure on that.


    Has anyone grown these to full size? How big do they get? Pitchers?

    Also, do pitchers get more colorful as the plant grows larger?
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Hey,
    Im pretty sure a ton of people have had experience with the Lowes, or Home Depot neps. You most likely have the N. ventricosa or N. x ventrata (ventricosa x alata) variety. They are a highland plants that like it humid (above 60%). Temperature wise, high eighties during the day, and low seventies to high sixties at night, with a raise in humidity at night. These variety get up to 6 inches with pitchers, that will have a splendid tubby shape to them , they stay red with a scalloped peristrome, or the opening to the pitcher. N. ventricosa will reach around 3 feet tall, on the stem, but in a long time (years!). Plenty of light and you will have a wonderful plant. Hope it helps,
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    Hmm, which one of the described are you talking about in that post?
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    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Hey,
    Both of them really. The N. x ventrata is more slimmer and gets a bit larger. But they are both very similiar.
    Kevin
    Kevin Peterson
    Grosse Pointe, MI

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    Think there is also a N. maxima hybrid they sell...

    Check out the Identify That Plant forum and there should be old threads on Nepenthes from Gublers carried by Homedepot and Lowes
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    If you'd like to see some nepenthes pics and get some information on them, check out "Nepenthes University". I don't have the exact URL but if you do a search for that you should find it. I'm sure they have ventricosa and ventrata photos. And lots of other beauties. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    nep pic


    the first pic that shows on my comp of these looks like the "paint brushed" one, possibly excluding the patterned cap.

    BTw, what are wings, peristome etc.

    I can only guess that wings are the 2 frilly strips that run down the front of the nep and that peristrome is what the undeducated would call the lip?
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Heres a pic of an unopened pitcher of the first one I described. This one has since opened if you need a pic of it opened for ID(if the thing has one!). LOl, now you guys know that I got a nep in the house too! Just havent talked about it much. Im in big trouble now! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    1 Nxventrata

    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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