N. 'Lang' again, the striping on the peristome alone is worth having this plant meanwhile, merrilliana x campy is getting bigger, and though the picture doesn't show it, the pitchers are forming red spots on the inside of the pitcher, more than 3/4 of the way down inside the largest of the supposed "ampullaria green" plants, which certainly isn't ending up green. I also suspect it's hookeriana, but it's still young and so may show species characters later and vogelii
N. glabrata has been a little troublesome. Every leaf produces a pitcher, but new leaves are coming out small, somewhat yellow tinged, an with damaging dark spots on them. I'm thinking it's the summer heat. SG mirabilis "echinostoma" clones. One stays very green, while its sibling it producing cheery red lips and hints of striping New merrilliana x campy pitcher, the inside is beginning to blush pink along with the dark spots New N. boschiana BE-3448 Just to show size: Viking #19 x (maxima x trusmadiensis) While not the largest by length, it may be by mass: N. ampullaria 'Harlequin' has 3 main vines, the largest at over 5 feet now, and an unknown number of basals And another newbie, with serious teeth even at only 1 inch tall: burkei x hamata BE-3594
Viking x (maxima x trusmadiensis) seems to be getting more elongate And merrilliana x campy continues to look like a fat campy. It even has that species' tiny teeth I know a lot of people don't like rc hybrids, and I'll admit most are rather lacking color wise, but I do like the shape. This is I believe an SG bellii x rc beccariana "red" has stripes! Color is showing on the pitchers of gracilis nigropurpurea, and it's still a young plant And, some variety shots of rafflesiana "dark brown parent." Each pic is a different seedling
'Rokko' Exotica producing rather large pitchers glabrata x maxima getting bigger with every leaf and pitcher. This one is nearly 2 inches high First Viking pitcher produced by me, in rather low light. I can only imagine what full sun would do a new addition, rc 'Queen of Hearts' x maxima (thanks Paul!). I rather like the shape and color, and it's already opening a new leaf! the most "amp" looking ampullaria "Sintang" SG plant. Hopefully the rest of the batch ends up looking like this What looks like a roundabout remake of a toilet bowl Nepenthes: (inermis x singalana) x mira
N. 'Rokko' Exotica. Though I've had uppers on this plant before on other vines, these are the thinnest uppers I've had on any plant. The red lids are fascinating too Big pitcher on merrilliana x campy. This plant really just looks like a big campy The only sprout from a batch of x splendiana x tiveyi "red peristome" seeds. Colors are showing now, speckles of red and pink blushing Great diversity is showing in my 'Splendid Diana' x ventricosa "red" plants. Some are fat, some very thin, and some have pattern showing up already while others are pale And, as they are maturing further, another set of pics of my "keeper" rafflesiana "dark brown parent." Each pic is a different plant, and for those who may have interest in buying seedlings, here's what they may turn out like. This one is the fattest, almost globose in shape. The darkest, with deep pink blushed wings and maroon mottling. I would bet this turns solid red at maturity. The palest, with faint red spots showing only now
Still hoping these mirabilis turn out to be echinostoma as I had the seeds labeled, but these pitchers are reaching 2" tall, and while the peristomes are wide, not sure if they're that wide
N. gracilis "red" Bukit Barisan are showing that red color finally
glabrata x maxima probably needs a repot, mostly to get the younger sibling up to size, but colors are still increasing
My one N. lingulata seedling remaining is growing steady, but the last few leaves have refused to gain any size
vogelii slowed down a lot over summer, new leaves being a little yellow and shrunken, but as cool temps are slowly returning it's perking up again
diatas Bandahara, meanwhile, has been a very steady grower
Another rafflesiana "dark brown parent" update, I can't get enough of these guys! The color and shape variability is amazing, even out of the 12 I am keeping, so that should say something about the possibilities that exist in the other couple hundred I'm selling.... This one has some darker spots in with the light red pattern, hoping for a tricolor
The lightest one
A skinny one
The dark plant keeps getting better. Stripes are showing now, and the mottling is still darkening and thickening
One of the fatter ones, and the scarlet mottling is a really nice shade
And lastly, the fattie
Moving on, pitchers from each of my 3 gracilis nigropurpurea seedlings
x splendiana x tiveyi "red peristome" opened another, bigger pitcher, and this one now shows some nice faint red pattern. It should be gorgeous at maturity
Group shot of the (inermis x singalana) x mira pitchers. The biggest of the 3 vines also has a swelling at the tip, so fingers crossed it might be a flower, and since it is an SG plant, maybe female!
I just love the shape
BE sp. 1 is making some nice pitchers. Can't wait until the monster ones at full size
khasiana is finally fully settled in and doing very well. Each leaf is larger than the last, and the pitchers have a wonderful red blush on the inside
sumatrana "Giant" is also still chugging along
gracilis "Giant red" seedlings
It could be just because they're closely related, but the shape from behind on my beccariana "red" plants is highly reminiscent of N. eustachya, and they heave the striped peristome too. If it turns out a hybrid though, still not terrible.
My burkei BE-3254 was a little off for a while, but recently got back on track and is producing large, properly shaped leaves, but before it did, it left me with this cute little mutant
'Rokko' x (thorelii x aristolochioides) seedlings gaining size and color
bellii x rc is getting big too, and the pitchers are showing some mottling inside, maybe even a little color outside
merrilliana x campanulata, recently repotted
Viking #19 x (maxima x trusmadiensis) never disappoints. Still waiting to see uppers though
The pitchers are simplistic in design, but N. 'Lang' is still very attractive
My two neoguineensis Cyclops Mtn. gaining size
ventricosa x gymnamphora slowed down for unknown reasons, but still occasionally gives me some nice pitchers, like this slightly mutant but attractive one
The underrated x ventrata
'Rokko' Exotica group shot
The young Viking has started growing very fast, and has become quite endearing, with fat, red blushed pitchers
And lastly, new pitcher on rc 'Queen of Hearts' x maxima
N. glabrata's been a bit of a headache over the summer, but it's now starting to come back around. On the other hand, some mysterious fungus took down all the leaves on my singalana and talangensis, so my only hope for those now is a miracle basal......
There are some still doing great though. I think I got lucky with my bellii x rc, since a lot of people complain about the lack of color. Mine is showing signs of blushing, faint now but getting stronger with the newer pitchers
The khasiana is coloring up too, red mottling starting to cover the new pitchers
thatoneplantboi: Hey guys, I'm new to growing nepenthes, I'm getting a mini indoor greenhouse to grow them in. What kind of light should I use for them? Also, if you could provide a link to a product, it would be very much appreciated
Oct 5, 2017 10:16:29 GMT 7
borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
Sept 2, 2018 14:34:57 GMT 7
mylesg: i havent checked in here for a while, why does it seem all the CP forums have lost their once strong activity? the trade/sale section used to be so active and now its a ghost town. where is everybody hanging out these days for a strong online CP community?
Dec 9, 2018 3:15:01 GMT 7
mylesg: Happy holidays to everyone out there!
Dec 26, 2018 0:23:13 GMT 7
lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
Oct 2, 2019 12:09:05 GMT 7
mylesg: yes, facebook groups will never have same feel as this place once did
Nov 3, 2019 8:34:22 GMT 7
etiennecancio: perhaps we can try to revitalize the old forums? i always found them to be much more convenient than facebook groups at least hah
Nov 4, 2019 17:01:25 GMT 7
mylesg: i refuse to abandon this place, i am posting in my grow thread with many photos and always there to answer any questions just built new grow room and tons of pitcher shots!
Nov 6, 2019 21:17:59 GMT 7
vidyut: hey mylesg. glad to hear that. Love this forum. Facebook can't organize knowledge like this. Will participate as much as I can.
Nov 25, 2019 5:37:09 GMT 7
vidyut: Photobucket has ruined this place and many other forum archives with years and years of photos worth referencing now blurred. Priceless information hostage to services once free, begging for adoption, arbitrarily monetized.
Nov 25, 2019 16:28:58 GMT 7
bonfield: This forum is almost at 13K total threads, I can't wait to read the topic that pushes it past the mark!
Dec 3, 2019 8:27:58 GMT 7
arvin555: I do not like FB forums because it is difficult to read back Archives. Let us keep this forum alive!
Dec 9, 2019 11:14:09 GMT 7
mylesg: just posted ton of new pics in my thread!
Feb 9, 2020 3:40:25 GMT 7
bonfield: If you think the situation on this forum is bad, you should see what that those creeps Justin Dunning and Kurtis Herperger(Victoria Butterfly Gardens), Willy Chung, and Lloyd Gordon did to the Canadian forums: www.butterflygardens.ca
Jun 1, 2021 7:14:40 GMT 7