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help me identify this

by snapeater » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:21 am

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Can someone help me Identify this plant that I bought from the home depot nursery.

Is the reddish color normal?

Is this too big?

Does this look healthy?

What is it's name?

How old is it?

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Re: help me identify this

by kevnep » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:17 am

Nepenthes x ventrata

A few years old, the red colour is good the redder the better. Big is good for a nep, give it three years and it might just be ten times the size. It looks very healthy

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Re: help me identify this

by snapeater » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:54 am

Here are more pictures I decided to take during the day.

I mist them 2-3 times a day with distilled water. I water them once in the morning with distilled water. I give them plenty of sunlight.
My plant in sunlight
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My biggest pitcher
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My pitchers compared to my hand
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My Plant compared to a ruler
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My plant compared to a ruler
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My biggest pitcher compared to a ruler
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Another pitcher against a ruler
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My two stems
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My stems at ground level
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My hanging system
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THe two stems from the top
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My smallest growing pitcher
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My venus fly traps- the squirrel's kept uprooting them and eating the bulbs on the bottom so I decided to hang them and I haven't seen the squirrel messing with it. The soil is made of Long fibered sphagnum moss and desert sand.
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Re: help me identify this

by CPHunter » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:18 am

that nepenthes x ventrata is going to do great for you. Just dont be suprised if some of the pitchers start dying. That sometimes may happen due to shock.
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Re: help me identify this

by kevnep » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:23 am

Pitchers naturally die off as the plant ages

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Re: help me identify this

by CPHunter » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:25 am

yup. That does happen. A pitcher may die after around 6+ months, depending on the conditions they are in.
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