My experience with my Ventricosa

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My experience with my Ventricosa

by sjakala » Wed May 05, 2010 2:28 am

I have had my Ventricosa for two years and I have finally gotten it to start creating pitchers. How did this happen? Well I bought it from leows in a cube, It was idk 2 or 3 inches high and had some decent size leaves on it. I took it out of the cube, B/C I read that they can get used to the lack of humidity. I left it out in a bright sunnny windowsill for months. The pitchers browned and the leaves browned as well. Winter was approaching so I thought ah well it should be fine. You know how the leaves unfold out of eachother? well without the plant being covered the leaf would just trap the new leaves forming. I covered the plant with a clear plastic saucer with lots of holes for aeration. Finally the damn leaf opened and the smaller leaves could come out. 3 or 4 unfurrled and it looked like a tiny palm tree. Idk maybe just the baby ones need that humidity or something. Hopefully when it gets older and bigger it wont need to be fully covered. Anyone else have this problem?
Growing currently:
Cephalotus (typical)
Cephalotus Hummer's Giant (Maybe seeds still)
Nepenthes Ventricosa
Purple pitcher
Drosera Adelae
Flytrap (typical) x2
Flytrap (dente or sharktooth) x2
Flytrap (low red maybe?)

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Re: My experience with my Ventricosa

by simon917 » Mon May 10, 2010 11:30 pm

Nice to know. Thank you for sharing!

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Re: My experience with my Ventricosa

by CN- » Tue May 11, 2010 5:26 am

I have no problems what so ever with my Vent must have to do a lot with your conditions.


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Re: My experience with my Ventricosa

by CPcaregiver » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:53 pm

sjakala wrote: I read that they can get used to the lack of humidity. I left it out in a bright sunnny windowsill for months. The pitchers browned and the leaves browned as well.
Well,that sounds a lot like a lack of humidity,that would be the likely culprit,some pics would help further diagnosis.
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