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Thread: N. x home depot var. "mutant freak"

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    More likely the result of a mutation from over multiplication in the lab..

    compost if you ask me
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    compost it? why? you should respect it still I mean it actually looks cool in a way...

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    Don't worry, I'll kill any flower-like appendage that emerges from this thing. Cuttings are out of the question as there's really nothing to cut. The only reason I keep it around is to see what happens next!

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    Very odd looking.

    I'm not sure of neps, but I thought I've read somewhere before that some times plants raised from tissue culture can take a few years to start growing right?
    Just a thought.


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    I agree with droseradude, I appreciate such oddities for the idea of it being "original" or "individual". After all it is such carnivorous oddness that brought I'm sure more than just myself to Nepenthes. Caps is right though, I wouldn't allow any kind of breeding behavior from it.
    I do know that such things happen from over use of growth regulators, and that is not inconceivable of a plant from who knows where and found at Home Depot. I'm sure that less than ideal conditions further push the buttons.
    Caps if you ever have an inkling to take a cutting, I'd be interested.

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    Caps,

    I like it. Certainly haven't seen anything else quite like it around.

    Aaron.

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    I have seen plenty.. It's neglect on the part of the lab to turn out genetically deformed junk for the sake of pushing their cloning to the limit and churning out any old thing so they can stick it in a pot and bring in some $$$ for it. These things grow poorly if at best and will never look like a proper Nepenthes. I would feel bad for some beginner that picked up something like this from the chain store...SO yes IMO compost.

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    I agree Tony. I'm not a veteran of this hobby, was a real newbie when I bought this plant. I was just so happy to see a nepenthes for sale, I grabbed it. These days, I buy from more reputable sources , and don't want to support such slack work.

    Newbies out there, DON'T BUY THIS JUNK!!! Buy from reputable dealers. Be sure of what you're buying!

    However, I just can't bring myself to kill it. Yet.

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