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Nepenthes pitcher plant

Discussion in 'Live Plants' started by Ratmosphere, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking Active Member

    CT
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    Here's an old picture of my Nepenthes pitcher plant. I miss keeping these! Could anyone ID the species of this plant too?

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  2. biteycat666

    biteycat666 Arachnopeon

    Ventricosa, maybe? I have a few pitcher plants and they're so neat.
     
  3. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking Active Member

    CT
    Thanks! And I know right?
     
  4. That's not ventricosa. Looks to me most like Nepenthes alata. Nice plant, though, and clearly well cared for.
     
  5. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking Active Member

    CT
    Thanks! Wish I still had it. What do you do with these guys in the winter?
     
  6. That depends on where you live and what the species is. Lowland species like it constantly warm and humid, highland species like a night drop in temps and can tolerate lower daytime humidity (for the most part--I bet cloud forest species are less tolerant of lower daytime humidity), few species are frost hardy (though Nepenthes villosa and one other whose specific name I forget may be exceptions).
     
  7. spotropaicsav

    spotropaicsav Arachnobaron Active Member

    We are in California, in this climate we can leave these sp. outside in winter for dormancy.
     
  8. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking Active Member

    CT
    I live in CT where the winter weather could be harsh. Do you think some LED's would keep it alive in the winter?
     
  9. It is true that they do fine in CA in winter, but keep in mind that they don't have a dormancy, being equatorial rainforest plants. If you keep constant conditions that Nepenthes like they'll do just fine.
    In short, yes, but the amount of light necessary depends on the species. Are you planning to make a terrarium? If you were to get alata, ventricosa, or sanguinea, those are known for being very easy. See also this thread for other easy species: http://www.flytrapcare.com/phpBB3/super-easy-nepenthes-to-grow-t4387.html
     
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  10. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking Active Member

    CT
    Thanks man!
     
  11. spotropaicsav

    spotropaicsav Arachnobaron Active Member

    What @schmiggle said
     
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