Post by nepromantic on Sept 18, 2008 15:54:52 GMT -10
DIY type store amongst N. ventrata shipment. Look like all T/C origin planted in now past it spaghnum. All labelled as Nepenthes alata (Isn't everything?).
None yet, sorry.
opps, I may have pulled it apart a little too much.
None produced to date.
Initial thoughts are; probably Nepenthes "gentle (velvet)" [N. fusca x maxima]. But possibly Nepenthes “Red Leopard” [N. ventricosa x maxima]. Your experience and time on this is much appreciated as are any cultivation tips on this one. Simon.
Last Edit: Sept 21, 2008 12:12:09 GMT -10 by nepromantic
Post by nepromantic on Sept 21, 2008 19:59:56 GMT -10
Thanks Rob. N. Miranda is another Maxima hybrid I see, not knowing this one I did a seach and it does look very similar. To tell you the truth the pictures of each of these I have found are all very similar at this size plant. Wow, is there any way of telling these apart at this stage or do I need to grow them up a bit more to reveal more characteristics?
Post by gre3nmind on Sept 23, 2008 23:09:29 GMT -10
Once they've grown to a leaf span of about a foot, anywhere between 7-15 inches in length depending on lighting in full sun they tend to be between 7-11 inches long with a very compact growth pattern along with a waxy coat on the leaves, a red tint, and really robust pitchers. Or they will be longer grown in a shadier location, still capable of large pitchers but less frequently and longer intervals between seeing them. They do show signs earlier but they grow quickly.
Here's some pictures of the variation possible and different lighting. When I first got this one (below)
Post by nepromantic on Oct 17, 2008 10:58:51 GMT -10
Thanks for the pictures Rob! I hope I can grow my plants as well as yours, they are a very nice plant. I think you could be right on it being a Miranda as they are begining to look a little different to the N. gentle/velvet that we have in NZ. I look forward to growing this plant on and getting similar results to you. I too have found they prefer it with a touch of shade. Cheers, Simon.