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By bcavanau
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I have 3 Neps. One from an online retailer, one from a local FB Marketplace ad, and a rescue from Lowes.

The "Lady Luck" is the only one I know the type for certain.
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The one from Facebook is actually 3 plants, in one pot. I think I have plenty of room, so I left them together for now. Any thoughts on what it is?

Over all planter (3 plants):
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Close-up of pitchers:
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The last one is a Lowe's "Bug Biting Plants" rescue, assuming "ventrata"? No pitchers so far, so not much help there.

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Also, any critiques on my soil mixture?
- 3 parts "shredded" LFSM
- 1 part sphagnum peat moss
- 1 part perlite
Drains very well, and keeps moisture, so I think I have all the basics covered.
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By Rammplins
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Thats just about same media ratio I always used for neps, worked out great for me. For bigger pots I add a little extra peat moss as the bottom layer just to help stop the pots from tipping over.

As for an I.D. I think the Triple pot may be a Ventricosa.
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By bcavanau
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Rammplins wrote:Thats just about same media ratio I always used for neps, worked out great for me. For bigger pots I add a little extra peat moss as the bottom layer just to help stop the pots from tipping over.

As for an I.D. I think the Triple pot may be a Ventricosa.
Most all my other carnivorous plants (non-neps) are in 50/50 peat moss/perlite, with a layer of LFSM in the bottom to stop soil from coming out. In this case all three are in hanging baskets, so not worried about tipping, but that does make sense. Thanks for the tip.
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bcavanau wrote:I have 3 Neps. One from an online retailer, one from a local FB Marketplace ad, and a rescue from Lowes.
In the first pot is Nepenthes 'Lady Luck'. The large pot and the small pot both contain Ventratas.
bcavanau wrote:Also, any critiques on my soil mixture?
Interesting soil mix... I don't go through the trouble of adding some peat moss to the mix.
My neps' soil is 75% LFSM and 25% perlite.
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By bcavanau
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CPhunter101 wrote:
bcavanau wrote:I have 3 Neps. One from an online retailer, one from a local FB Marketplace ad, and a rescue from Lowes.
In the first pot is Nepenthes 'Lady Luck'. The large pot and the small pot both contain Ventratas.
bcavanau wrote:Also, any critiques on my soil mixture?
Interesting soil mix... I don't go through the trouble of adding some peat moss to the mix.
My neps' soil is 75% LFSM and 25% perlite.
Might be a bit of an illusion, but all three pots are the same size :) , not that it matters.
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I knew the first one was "Lady Luck" as I ordered it specifically, just wasn't sure about the other two.

I found the soil recipe online, might have been a thread here somewhere, don't recall. No nutrients, drains well, and airy, so it appears to check off all the requirements.

So, would these be appropriate labels?
- Nepenthes 'Lady Luck' - (ampullaria x ventricosa)
- Nepenthes 'Ventrata' - (ventricosa x alata) x 2
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