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    Hey everyone,

    I am curious if any of you know of odd colored leaves Nepenthes? I have become fascinated with seeing red leaves and beige colored leaves in my terrarium. I would like to know all the Nepenthes they can think of with this odd color trait.

    I currently own...

    - Spectabilis x Veitchii (Blood Red furry leaves)
    - Ampullaria 'Tayeve' (Beige/Dark Green leaves)

    I know Nepenthes Mikei has dark leaves, but I would like to know of more that have not your typical green leaves. I think it's become my new passion to have a Nepenthes of every different color possible leaves in my terrarium to tell them apart from one another.

    Any information would be helpful.

    Sincerey,
    Teejay Hart

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    My N. belli has dark maroon/brown/bronze leaves. i'm really not sure what to call the color.

    its over 12 inches from 440 watts of VHO fluorescent light. the lights are full spectrum and i think they are 5000K

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    Good point Justlikeapill. Environment will make a very big difference. Sometimes the exact same plant can look totally different from one grower to another. Listing your lighting type, amount, distance to the plants as well as amount of natural light and intensity AND temperature ranges would help a ton in understanding coloration between different growers.
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    Good point, I will have half that much wattage for my terrarium.

    Bronze, that is the best way to describe my Ampullaria 'Tayeve' leaves and that's only under 80watts.

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    I had a perfectly green N. ventricosa, producing one new green leaf after another, being on a window sill. After a few weeks outside the leaves have turned bronze.

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    My N. spectabilis "Gunhung Bandahara" form has solid maroon leaves. N. x Miranda also makes red leaves for me.

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    How about a variegated N. bellii? (got this one from Malesiana tropicals)
    http://pitcher-plants.com/bannersmall.jpg Manila, Philippines, Elev: 80 m, 24-33 C

    Tropical outdoor growers: Please visit our Carnivorous Plants in the tropics forum

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    wow.. you don't see that everyday! the only other variegated nep i've seen is N. alata.

    if you ever want to get that plant off your hands, remember your ole' buddy clint hehehe


    since tony mentioned other factors, my temops are 89-93 in the day, low-mid 80's at night, and recieves no natural light.

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