Please help me. I'd like to know how I can tell a Nepenthes alata apart from a Nepenthes alata x ventricosa.
My order from Mr. Volker just arrived, it's a Nepenthes alata x ventricosa but it looked almost exactly like my two existing plants that I got from a garden show. The two existing plants are supposed to be pure alatas. I know that Mr. Volker knows what he is talking about so I am sure that his plant is the real thing but are my other two plants also alata x ventricosa? Is it possible that a pure alata can look like the alata x ventricosa hybrid? My avatar is a picture of my existing "alata". Attached is the alata x ventricosa. One thing I noticed is that Mr. Volker's alata x ventricosa has much thicker peristomes and is always reddish. I really need to know because I'm kind of OC about names.
Your thoughts will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Thank you kind sirs for clarifying! Believe it or not, sometimes I lose sleep thinking about these kinds of things. So it's the thicker peristome then and there's a "spur" on the petiole of the alataxventricosa... I see...
I hope that someday I can also have your "eye" for seeing this seemingly minute details. ^____^
Post by necroslasher on Sept 8, 2011 7:06:59 GMT 7
Piece of advice:
Do not water the plants directly on their leaves during the daylight hours, this promotes wilting (transpiration) to the plant. Just water them at their soil directly. when the night falls, that is the time you can water their leaves also.