N. ampullaria, Tayeve New Guinea ("Giant" form) seedling rosette pitcher. This still obviously juvenile pitcher kinda looks like a hybrid with N. raff at this point, is already 4 cm. The mature pitchers on my plain green form of N. amp is only 7 cm! I'm excited to see just how big the pitchers of this one will get!
Here's an arial view of the New Guinea amp, looks as though the lighting of my conditions is making the leaves coppery.. nifty! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
The N. merilliana seems to think along the same lines with the newer leaves being quite pretty!
Hopefully the pitchers will eventually follow suit. This is the first one my N. merilliana has made about 4 cm high.
The N. mirabilis var. Echinostoma still hasn't flared it's peristome very much but it's starting to colorup nicely. This pitcher is about 8 cm high.
N. insignis *is still a rather plain looking species with this second pitcher about 7 cm high on a 12 cm plant.
One odd thing with N. insignis is it's mouth and it's drooling habit of the peristome always being full of nectar. The peristome has some defined teeth even at this size but with all the nectar it's hard to make them out!
In the highland tank the N. inermis is starting to vine nicely from it's epiphytic style hanging pot.
Here you can see a more upper shaped pitcher with a*very wide mouth! Unfortunately, it was too close to the lights and burned the tiny little lid!
I know it's not a Nep but I just have to show a seedling of an Anthurium scandens that I germinated from my large A. scandens plant. My rationale for adding it here is that I have planted this Anthurium seed into my N. clipeata pot. I have NEVER been good at sowing seeds. Do you think there was some kind of benefitial fungus present in my Nep pots that may have aided germination? I must admit this is among the ONLY seed I've ever been able to germinate of anything. I'm just curious if anyone familiar with sowing seeds thinks that being planted in an established pot would be the key or just the fact that the berry was picked, dissected and the seeds sown all within a few minutes time?
Thanks for looking! *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]