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    One of my first neps was this N. ampularia. I've had it for about a year now. It grows very large pitchers for an amp; the last one is approaching four inches. I grow it under intermediate conditions, and it usually tops out at about 75 degrees. Nevertheless, it seems happy, and is even starting to get a good group of basal pitchers.


    Here's the latest pitcher. I love the way these pitchers age; instead of shriveling from the top down, they start to completely turn cream colored, then a reddish brown:


    I'm kinda suprised that it tolerates my 60-75 degree temps as well as it does.

    And while I'm posting pics, heres a pick of my N. x Manny Herrera. I got this for dirt cheap because it was a near-dead vine. You can see where it's folded in the upper right-hand corner of the picture. But the darn thing just keeps making pitchers. Soon, I think I'll make some cuttings from it.


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    Very nice. I have a N. ampularia green variety that is doing well in intermediate conditions. The lows have been getting in the upper 60's at night. Basal shoot have appeared recently, but I'm hesitant to do any cuttings because this plant is a real stickler from what I hear.

    Are you planning to do any cuttings on your ampularia?

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    Very nice amp! I should get one, I am very fond of the lowlanders

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    Nice plants. That hybrid is beautiful. I love it when neps get that sort of palm tree-ish look with the bare brown stem and then the foliage.

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    Beautiful plants as always. I'm a bit surprised at the xManny Herrera because the specimen i've seen was red (leaves). I thought that was one of the characteristics of the hybrid.

    It's interesting how compact your ampullaria is. I have mine under what i consider medium-high light conditions, and it has never produced such compact internodes. The angle makes it hard to tell, but on your plant they appear to be less than 3cm. Did you get the plant as a cutting or young plant?
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    The 'Manny Herrera' looks nice. There are several clones of it out there, all of them get a reddish color to the leaves if grown very bright. There is one clone that will consistently produce purplish leaves with the pale pinkish-green pitchers. It's a great patio plant and will tolerate humidity drops and general outdoor abuse.

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    My N. ampullaria is doing just fine here in NY. Winter nights were probably down to 50-55F, about the same as it is now that the plant is outside (in a screened terrarium). I think the plant got used to NY since it came from Nep G. It is probably my favorite Nep and doesn't seem to object to the weather here. I just transplanted it into a good sized pot, since it has outgrown the community terrarium. Thanks again for sharing Dustin!
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    Capslock...beautiful amp you got there! I wish mine made pitchers that size. Its still a small plant though so hope for the future.

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