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Thread: Home depot nep "rescue"...

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    N. ventricosa or X Ventrata takes my vote.
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Capslock @ May 12 2005,6:07)]First, get it out of standing water! Second, don't worry about misting it. Third, I think it's a ventricosa despite what people are saying here.

    Finally, good job on the rescue! One of my best, biggest nepenthes was a department store N. ventricosa that has now flowered for me twice (it's the plant on the right!):



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    Awww!! How beautiful!! I wish my nepenthes looked like that...

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    My ventricosa always has those big droopy lids, whereas my Ventrata never has.

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    Big droopy lids are also another feature of juvenile pitchers if your referring to the unknown plant.

    One other thing I will mention from what I can see in the photo.
    N. ventricosa usually loses any wings on the pitcher at a fairly small size and young age. Appears there are some wings still on the largest pitchers. Also there is usually a distinct line between the lower bulbous portion and the upper waxy portion.

    Then again.. maybe I am seeing things too and drawing too many conclusions from the young specimen in question! Hope your able to post an update in 6months or so when distinguishing features may become more evident.

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    Whoa, Caps... how do you get that coloration?
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    I use food coloring, FTG. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] Just kidding. It just happens. My window apparently gets the right amount of light, and N. ventricosa "red" is just really nicely colored! In fact, it's one of my favorite neps, despite being ridiculously common, because of the coloration and ease of growing. The other nep is N. hirsuta x veitchii, and it also is one of the easiest neps on the block.

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    Yours is 'Red' and mine is not. Well, that explains alot.
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    heheh this has partly turned into the "I Wish My Nepenthes Would Look Like Capslock's" post i can only hope mine grows up as large and as pretty.

    i'll definitely post an update when i get some bigger pitchers (assuming i don't kill the thing first). i'm hoping that the same light that turned my VFT's maroon will do the same for the pitcher coloration. 15 hours a day, six inches from the plant... works wonders!!!

    and thanx a bunch for the help!! don't worry, i'm sure i'll be back with some catastrophe sooner or later
    "Seeds? Oh yeah... sometimes I forget they grow from those. I feel like they should hatch or something."

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