Considering the "bomb proof" nature of N. ventrata I am surprised at its tenderness to suffer cold damage even at fairly mild temperatures! Is the alata part of the cross likely to be lowland rather than highland form?
My solitarily plant last winter suffered quite a bit of soft brown patches on its leaves which also resulted in distorted growth. This cleared up once I brought it indoors from my Highland Neps house. During the summer its been back in the greenhouse and fine. Now we are getting 10c nights (not that cold!) And the brown patches are back! And a few extra plants I was given this year are also developing it as well. It always strikes me as odd how "easy" plants seem to have problems which "harder" species don't! Which leads me to feel that ventrata is more lowland rather highland or intermediate?
Its too big for the kitchen this year so will have to struggle through this winter.. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_t_32.gif[/img]