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N. undulatifolia

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I was wondering if anyone is growing this interesting nepenthes? I recently acquired a small seedling and as of now am just growing it in typical HL conditions and it seems fine. But I was wondering if anyone has observed any special needs? there doesn't appear to be a whole lot of information on these.

would really like to hear from others growing this species.

Thanks!
 
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Lucky you! I don't believe this species is in widespread cultivation. You might want to try some of the growers in Europe.
 

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Its very similar to Nepenthes hamata in terms of culture requirements. It is also fairly fast growing, I got mine as a 3" diameter basal a little over a year ago and its starting to vine now. It seems to like a loose sphagnum mix and lower light with strictly highland temperatures. Out of curiosity, do you have any photos of your plant?

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great photo! and thank you for the info, its very much appreciated. That good to hear its culture requirements are similar to hamatas, incidentally I placed mine next to my hamatas.

Has yours started to show the wavy laminar margins yet?


Here are two photos of the plant. Still very small. But I'm glad to hear they're fast growing

 
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Nice, your plant looks like mine did when I got it. You can see the wavy lamina on the leaf behind the pitcher in the photo. Definitely wants high humidity but make sure the sphagnum is only moist and not wet, I think this plant would rot easily if the sphagnum isn't oxygenated enough. You might want to stick it in a net pot.
 
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I'll keep that in mind about the rot potential. I'll transfer it to a small net pot, I have to repot some other plants anyways I'll just add this little guy to the list. I was wondering if that wavy leafed plant in the background was your undulatifolia but wasn't sure, it looks great! I fertilize my hamatas (and most of my plants) with maxsea, do you do anything similar to your undulatifolia?

I just love the pitchers proportions on yours, as well as the huge operculum.
 
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Yeah we occasionally fertilize with urea free fertilizers and coffee.
 

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I'll try to get a picture of the plant next time im at the greenhouse. There are a few European and American growers currently growing undulatifolia.
 

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Interesting, the juvenile form of N. undulatifolia looks a lot like N. tentaculata or N. hamata, very unexpected. Good luck with these guys!
 

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Clue, yeah N. undulatifolia is definitely an offset from the sulawesi hamata/tentaculata complex.
 

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Here is a photo of the whole plant

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Fantastic plant...the fact that this is related to tentaculata etc. is unbelievable though. The leaves and pitchers are so very divergent; you can see some resemblance, but it's faint to me.
 

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@hcarlton, the leaves are actually very similar to hamata. I think it might be an older offset from the hamata complex. In fact, I would say it could be seen as an intermediate between the hamata complex and pitopangii/glabrata.

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Here is another picture of the newest leaf.
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great pictures! Your plant looks fabulous, its leaves do heavily remind me of hamata, its like a hamata but someone switched out the pitchers, lol.

Those aquatic mesh pots are great, I use the same ones.
 
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