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Thread: Questions about n. alata

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    I picked one up yesterday at Lowe's.

    Websites say it grows at altitudes of 800m - 2000m.

    It is uniformly classed as a highland, or are there genetic forms that are classed as 'intermediate' (i.e. -- if they're from the 800m region)?

    If this is from a big tissue-culture lab, can anybody tell me what its likely characteristics are?
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    N. alata has lowland and highland forms. The lowland forms are much less common and from my experience less tolerant of cold weather than the highland forms are of warm weather.

    I can also take an educated guess here and say that your 'N. alata' is most likely N. Ventrata from Deroose. They have been growing and selling to nurseries/homecenters, large N. Ventrata labelled as N. alata for about 25years now.

    On the lowland/intermediate/highland deal.. generally plants from below 1000m are considered lowland. Plants above 1000m highland. Your right though, there is not some magic line, and plants in the 1000 -1500m range are usually happy as somewhere more moderate between lowland/highland.

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    Maybe pics would help?





    Comparing these to pics online, I'd wager it IS, indeed N. ventrata, not N. alata.

    Oh, well, I didn't have either of them, so I'm still happy to have it.
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    ventrata

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    Yep, and an undeniably good-looking one, too!

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    nice looking ventrata :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Capslock @ July 05 2005,6:31)]Yep, and an undeniably good-looking one, too!

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    Yes, it is nice-looking. $12 at Lowe's.
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    theres an old saying "When it doubt, it's probably a Ventrata."

    i find it pretty accurate [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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