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  1. So happy to have this magnificent species once again after 8 years...Last time I had 5 adult flowering plants but all of them died when I had to go on a workshop for a month, the plant keeper had them too dry. Once again I have about 5 young plants. This time I'm experimenting with media, temperatures; reading articles online and trying to have more control over their growth to find the perfect conditions. I am also in a different region now (hotter) so things are already different.
  2. Found a picture of my plant when it was much younger, amazing how it has changed.
  3. Thanks Dicon. Would you share pictures if you ever get the chance ? I've made some research online and found both squat and elongated plants. I do wish mine were squatter though. For me only the first few pitchers of the season (summer) are squat and the rest are taller. Maybe it has something to do with my windowsill conditions.
  4. Mine is in a quite windy location. Full sun (south) but behind a thin curtain in summer. I don't shade winter sun. Intermediate temps but low humidity. In higher humidity in summer it keeps 4-5 pitchers going though so I assume it would enjoy more humidity.
  5. Someone on another forum said the pitchers get more elongated as the plant get to the vining stage. I have no idea, any experts care to comment ? This is the plant 2 summers ago
  6. Just sharing my love for this species. Anyone else keeping this plant ? Please share your photos, I'd love to see the variations.
  7. Hahah ! So many details I hadn't even noticed like the pool game. "Hand sniffing" - lol! By the way Smilesii has gone into some flowering frenzy. I have already cut off 2 stalks and now it's making 2 more. I also have to keep it submerged in water all the time or it wilts immediately. Among my nepenthes it's very different, I wish I had a female Smilesii as well.
  8. Awesome, I think I've never seen this one before.
  9. Not really a summer bloom but my Aeonium finally flowered this year ! Here it is dormant once again now that summer has arrived: And this one is a spring bloom though I don't know the species - perhaps mammillaria ?: By the way my Orbea Variegata is making seeds again so if you want some let me know. No signs of seeds from Hirsuta or Stapelia yet. I think I will give away my orbea this year so this is probably the last time.
  10. Andrew, Veitchii is one of my favorite nepenthes but I think mine is a male as well Dave hehe, I feel the same way about Prometheus. At least the visuals are great as can be expected in a R Scott movie but that's about it. It's so difficult to watch those dorky "scientists" at work.
  11. Thanks much guys, I am happy it's a Smilesii indeed.
  12. Guys I think this may settle the debate. Today in the dying afternoon light I just saw this: Pitchers may be misleading because what you see here is actually sort of like the comeback of this pot. They suffered a transplanting shock early this spring and quickly came back from the roots. There's even a smaller plant in there that is just now making leaves again. So pitchers last summer were almost double this size and more elongated. Anyway the whole plant seems to be covered in small white hair. Funny how light changes so much during a single day and reveals differ
  13. I tracked down my plant. I bought it in August 2012 and it's labeled as "N. Smilesii from Vietnam, Lang Bian Mountain, 1500 m - seedgrown". Milos is selling more in the sales section actually. Thanks for the help guys, I'll wait a bit before sending PMs, don't wanna disturb folk. Dave I'm sending you a signed copy of Prometheus! Manders I checked Suratensis last night, it really looks similar, I hope we find out.
  14. Hey everyone, My plant's ID has come into question as it's blooming for the first time. I bought it as a Smilesii but turns out it may be something else. Very thick roots, almost like a carrot. Vigorous in my dry intermediate conditions. Pitchers get bigger and more elongated by the end of summer. Manders asked me in another thread if the top of the leaves feels hairy. Honestly I don't feel much or any hair on the top surface but I can clearly feel hair beneath the leaves and on the sides.
  15. Very interesting, I've never seen this species before. I love the prickly stems, what a unique plant.