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By bananaman
Posts:  2059
Joined:  Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:54 am
#127493
Hi there!!
I want to know if anyone here has U. Prehensilis.
I've been interested in this species since it I found Barry Rice's article on it on sarracenia.com
I saw that it popped up for sale at California carnivores, and I want to know if it is worth $10 and the space it would take up.
So, would you recommend it??
I am really intrigued by it, and I mainly want to know if it is worth giving up space for.

Thanks a ton!!
By PeatMoss
Posts:  392
Joined:  Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:01 pm
#127548
According to my growlist I do have some, grows really slowly in a peat sand mix. I have mine in lowland conditions with nearly 100% humidity, it has only a few leaves.

IMO the flowers are not that pretty even if they are prehensile (mine has not flowered), you should get a sandersonii, it is prolific and it flowers regularly. I don't think that prehensilis is worth it.

Will this make up your mind?

Image

Heck of a lot nicer than this:

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Credit to sarracenia.com
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By RL7836
Posts:  188
Joined:  Tue May 18, 2010 2:56 pm
#128322
bananaman wrote:I saw that it popped up for sale at California carnivores, and I want to know if it is worth $10 and the space it would take up.
I haven't grown it (not a huge fan of yellow flowered utrics) but did notice that Tony P. had it for sale at half that price...
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