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  1. N. ventricosa x (maxima x talangensis)

    Yes this hybrid seems really easy to care, I got one a few weeks ago bare root and it recovered in no time. I think it is one of the hybrids that Borneo Exotics selected for their easy to care Bio Domes under the "Nepenthes Mimi" name.
  2. Non red N.Ventricosa?

    Hi Does anyone know where I can find a N.Ventricosa that isn't the usual red variation that can be found everywher, or the Madja-as that some people say it is a N.Burkei? In particular I'm looking for one pale green/white with some spots. Like this one: Or one similar...
  3. Nepenthes Bio-Domes now available in UK

    Contact with Hampshire carnivorous plants (hantsflytrap.com) it is an official Borneo Exotics distributor.
  4. Brown patches on nep's stems

    Its normal, old stems eventually turn woody but are still healthy and the buds inside remain dormant. I think it is called lignification.
  5. Nepenthes ID

    I've seen xRebecca Soper developing reddish dark leaves where I live. It was in a garden center, and the plastic tag had the name with a copyright character, so I guess it was the original clone. Then there is also other similar plants if not the same, incorrectly labeled as "Sanguinea Black Beauty" or in small size without any id at all. Both of these when grow look exactly the same and are males.
  6. N.Hamata having spots on leaves

    This is how my Hamata began to turn red after a few days under a LED that used lenses: (AW Clone 3) Next leaves were green again with the use of the old lamp. They also did leaf size jumps, probably because I also started to fertilize them in that period. Night temps are around 16-18C and ocassionally receive sunset light through the window (and filtered too by the transparent plastic walls of the mini tank I have built). Water condensates in the walls of the tank even if it is not properly sealed, the hygrometer always reads 99%. This is my other plant btw, it is a AW clone 1. Teeth is reduced in number but bigger in size (and it endured the excess of light better than the other plant):
  7. N.Hamata having spots on leaves

    Perhaps the water dropplets over the leaf worked as a lens an that is why the damage is so scattered? At least the new one on the top seems clean.
  8. N.Hamata having spots on leaves

    LED can really burn leaves, it happened to me before with red and blue lamps when used too close, but it didn't look like that. They were reddish with some brown and dried zones. It's me or the new circles have a black spot in the middle?
  9. N.Hamata having spots on leaves

    It really looks like fungal damage to me, but I'm not sure of what species... ¿Isn't 5-7 Celsius (41~45 fahrenheit) too low for a non-ultra highland? My two clones have 16-18c (60~64f) nights and are growing quite fast.
  10. Were you using them at the same distance than the white ones? Because I've found that even they look less bright to our eyes, they can really burn delicate plants when used too close or at the same distance. I used both white an red/blue lamps made with 5730 LED chips and the last ones gave me way better results, in both growing speed and pitcher color.
  11. N. Ventrata. Need advice

    You can cut just where the long vine begins, as long as you don't cut the new one at the bottom. Inside the woody stem the plant has dormant buds, it is possible that the plant will grow a new growing point if you leave part of it. The short one will climb and turn woody too when it is old enough.
  12. N. Ventrata. Need advice

    You can cut the climbing stem if its necessary. The growing point at the bottom will take its place eventually.
  13. New to it

    That Nepenthes needs a good watering. That or the roots are damaged and the plant can't absorb water properly.
  14. I don't care too, as long as it grows healthy and is the correct species. The only benefit I see with SG plants is the possibility of obtaining a female plant, as there is a lot more males than females out there. I wouldn't be surprised neither, in eBay you can find everything: from fake seeds to auctions with stolen pictures. As for the price, the Edwardsianas I mentioned before were from a reputable nursery for 150€ each (small in size), and they already sold out twice.
  15. Seems there is a lot of collectors capable of paying astronomic prices for uncommon Nepenthes plants, specially if they are seed-grown plants and not clones from cuttings or tissue culture. N. Edwardsiana and the red hairy variant of the N. Hamata are two of the most sought specimens, although N. Edwardsiana was available as TC clones recently. Sadly this encourages people to poach the seeds of endangered species...