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

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    Yes, this nep is a freak show. Its,... um..... uh..... what can you say, really?



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    That looks like ventrata with pitchers developed in low humidity. The low humidity causes the top to be slightly deformed and the lid to not grow. Yes, it definitely looks strange.

    The decreased leaf size, and curvy growth I'm guessing are from the stress of the lower humidity/not-ideal conditions it was subjected to at Home Depot.

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    Pat,
    The thing is I've had it for almost a year in ideal conditions. I think it's genetic, especially given the growth point which has divided into like 12 growth points.

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    Edit: I should point out that some of these pitchers are like 6 months old and still perfect. It's healthy in it's own odd way.

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    uh.......ok thats mildly wierd I have an N. x ventrata that is a cutting and rooted I know, and simply will not pitcher or grow straight leaves....its very malformed and I cannot figure out why.




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    Hmm OK! Just extrapolating from my own experiences with the plant. I have seen pitchers like that a few times, on my own plants and in the forums, and it was usually caused by low humidity.

    I stand corrected.

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    thats more than a freak show! im sure someone like you wouldnt want a deformed nepenthes in your collection of perfect neps, I'll take it off your hand!

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    Tha plant looks like it was crossed with N. ampullaria . Otherwise it looks like a plant that came from #### !

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    WOW! I think that's crazy that even in ideal growing conditions it had such trouble developing a lid! Just shows what happens when uneducated people make hybrids using pollen chosen from an "eenie meeni miney moe" game!


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