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    Hi,

    I wanted to share a bunch of pictures of my plants, and share my personal luck with cultivation. Unfortunately, I'm not as methodical and detailed with my analysis as some other members of the forum, but I think sometimes general information is helpful, too. So, here are photos of my plants, with care information or cultivation notes when I have any.

    Also, if anyone has any questions about any of the plants, I'd be more than happy to answer. I can provide more (hah!) pictures if needed.

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    So, to start off, here is my N.diatas 'meadow form':





    The developing pitcher shown will be the first entire pitcher grown under my care. This plant seems to be a little bit of a slow grower for me, but I'm an admittedly fairly impatient person. I have been told that the increase in internodal length is because the plant is not receiving enough light, not because it is starting to vine or anything like that.

    Next up is N. spathulata x spectabilis:


    As you can see, this guy is really a monster. I purchased it at six inches in diameter, and each leaf is significantly bigger than the last. Those 3-4-5" pitchers everywhere take up quite a bit of space! Very pretty pitchers, though, so no complaints. This plant has not given me any problems at all. It grows at a steady pace, and has made a pitcher on every leaf.

    Judith Finn:

    I got this little guy during a ********** sale. Pretty tiny, but you can see the pitcher to leaf ration is pretty nice. I look forward to pitchers as nice as some that I have seen of simliar plants, but it will be a while! This one definitely isn't a fast grower. I believe I've had it since September, and it has made the three large pitchers that are visible in the photo.

    N. macfarlanei:

    This has been one of the more challenging plants for me. It is recovering from a long period of mistreatment (inflicted by me unfortunately), but seems to be slowing getting there. I have had some excellent advice from forum members (notably Joachim and Tony), and I can only hope for the best. It has started making more leaves, which is a good sign. And the tendrils are longer, which is typical of this species, but one of the newer pitchers was deformed.

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    N. sibuyanensis:




    This is one of my favorite plants. It makes long tendrils, and nice, round pitchers. In my experience, it is pretty easy to grow, but kind of the "cat" of the Nepenthes world. It does what it wants to, when it wants to. The larger one developed a beautiful pitcher, and then just stopped growing for a month before deciding to open it. I haven't had the smaller one long enough to see it do anything like that, but I'm guessing it will behave simliarly.

    N. spectabilis



    This, too, is one of my favorites. I've had this one for quite a while. It is one of the tougher highlands- I would put it right up there with ventricosa for durability. It steadfastly pitchered in near lowland conditions for almost six months. Now that it is in proper highland conditions, it has really taken off. In good light, the leaves turn a very dark red, almost maroon. This has been the easiest to grow of all highlands that I own, and also is a quick grower. I've included a picture of an older, but still active pitcher (this plant typically has four or five at once), to show how the pitchers color as they age. The inside turns a nice shade of purple. You can see some flecks of purple coloration in the new pitcher above, and these will increase as the pitcher ages. If you look closely, you can see tiny, green peristome teeth in both pictures.

    N. inermis:

    This plant is pretty new, as well. Rght after I got it, it just got to work and made a new pitcher right away. Seems to have about an average rate of growth compared to other highlanders I grow. It has not needed any special care.

    N. muluensis:

    This is a pretty, small plant. It was given to me by Jeremy (brisco225). It is definitely a slow grower so far, but I think it's worth it since it has such intense coloration throughout the leaves and pitchers. I'm not sure if the camera made it look a little darker or not, but the color is an incredibly dark purple, headed towards black.

    N. tentaculata:

    This plant definitely needs its night time cooling to be happy. But now that it is getting the proper temperatures, it is a very low maintenance plant. Mine has two main growth points, and they both pitcher prolifically. Each leaf is getting significantly larger, and I can't wait to see how big the new pitchers will be. . The newer leaves are also starting to show a little bit of coloration.




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    N. veitchii 'Bareo Highland'

    Very pretty, but a slow grower. The other Nepenthes I got at the same time have almost all put out a new leaf and pitcher. This one has unrolled half of a new leaf. Definitely slow, but the new leaf looks bigger and healthy. It is covered with fine hairs.

    N. ventricosa x densiflora:


    This is a really cool hybrid. It has already deployed two complete leaves, one pitcher, and another pitcher is rapidly developing. This is a great hybrid because it seems to grow as easily as N.ventricosa, and has a lot of the nice features of N.densiflora.

    N. glabrata:

    This is a great terrarium plant. It's pretty small, and doesn't grow too quickly. It's interesting because the shape of the leaves makes them appear almost like blades of grass. The tendrils are really long, and the pitchers should showing more red coloration as the plant matures.

    N. hamata

    I had heard this was a difficult plant to take care of, so I was a little hesitant to purchase it. But, just like N.inermis, this plant just started developing a new pitcher right away, and has already opened it's first pitcher under my care. Beautiful, and easy to grow.

    N. ampullaria (Bau, green)


    This is a nice, easy lowlander. It kind of creeps around the bottom of my terrarium. It was definitely posed for this shot, and normally grows nearly horizontally. Pretty easy, but it has thin leaves, so it doesn't like temperature or humidity drops in my experience.

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    Well, I wanted to do more, but ... darn, this is exhausting.. Hope everyone enjoys the pics!








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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (trashcan @ April 03 2004,4:03)]Well, I wanted to do more, but ... darn, this is exhausting.. Hope everyone enjoys the pics!

    Some great plants there Are they grown in a tank or greenhouse?
    Is this one a N. campanulata?

    I look forward to seeing more..

    cheers

    bill

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    Very nice! I really dig that sibuyanensis pitcher! Well done, very informative!
    I am back..

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    Arrow

    Nice collection of Neps, Pat.

    Love the Hamata, Veitchii, and Inermis.

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