- Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:14 pm
Hey guys, here it is. Got here yesterday. It looks a little scraggly compared to the pictures on eBay. It appears to be too old to be shipping damage. If I had to guess I would say it was being kept a little too wet with poor air flow (I had to clean off a little mold in the nooks and crannies), a little colder than it wants (the newest growth is substantially smaller than previous growth but it could just be due to the plant being in the vining stage?) and maybe a little more light than the plant needed in the colder wetter conditions as it has some older leaves that are more yellow green than green and lots of red splotches, leaf drying and cracking etc.
All in all still an enormous, impressive plant. Large robust pitchers despite the scraggly appearance of the leaves. The pitchers remind me of the upper pitchers of N. miranda. This seems to be a pretty obscure hybrid and I still haven't found any new information since the original post. So if it does well for me, perhaps I'll put together a care sheet.
here's some pictures.
All the pitchers were too large and heavy for the leaves to support on their own, and two of them had creases from being pulled down by the weight. I wanted to fill them up with some water to give the plant a head start on getting rehydrated so I decided to use some clips and help hold them up. Now they are half full of water and the clips are holding well.
Thanks for looking,
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