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EdaxFlamma

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Hey everybody,

This was the first Nepenthes I was ever able to raise from seed and it has quickly grown to become one of my favorites. I obtained the seed from a very generous seed give away on another forum and am still indebted to my friend!


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Thorelii, kuchingensis, gentle are the three possibilities for the male parent and I still have no idea which it is. The female parent can be found here: http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z64/wanakorn/Nepenthes/N-21.jpg

I only had one plant survive out of all the seeds that I received but it doesn't look like that is going to be a problem because at the age of 13 months this plant has already produced two basals.


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On top of that the foliage gets a brilliant blood red in minimal light.

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And for the finale the pitchers:

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Originally the pitcher color wasn't that great but now it is this wonderful pink with a white peristome and spotted throat...

And doing fine in intermediate conditions no less!

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If any one has any idea as to an ID I would be ecstatic. If not I'm still happy with it being my little mutt.

Thanks for looking,
-J.P.
 

EdaxFlamma

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The donator of the seed thinks it is thorelii x thorelii but I'm not sure. Probably is but I haven't seen any that look like this...
 

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Nepenthes thorelii isn't in cultivation. In fact, the plants can't even be found in the wild.

Indochinese Nepenthes is something confusing indeed. Most N. thorelli in cultivation are N. bokorensis x ? or some form of N. mirablis, N. anamensis, or N. smilesii (The two latter may all be considered N. mirabilis).
 

EdaxFlamma

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I know I'm just not on top of all that yet. I have not yet heard what species the seed donor actually has so for now I'm just sticking with a tentative thorelii as I'm sure most people are.
 
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