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Is this Rebecca Soper or something else?

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Hello :)

New here. Hope this forum isn't as dead as a few others :P

I'm somewhat in a doubt.

This Nepenthes was sold under "Rebecca Soper". But when looking at the images on the net, R. Soper has rather dark pitchers, unlike the one this plant has produced?

The pitcher in the pic is almost 1 month old. I thought it'll change over time to a darker color.

Can I get a confirmation on R. Soper? Or else what species could this be?

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BTW- I could also use some help on identifying this plant below.

I bought it in a carnivorous mix without a specific name.

At least it would be nice to know if it's a high or lowland so I now how to treat the plant.

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Thank you very much :D

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You first plant could very well be Rebecca Soper as the pitchers you are seeing are intermediate/upper pitchers. These pitchers are not as dark as the much more attractive lower pitchers which is what you are seeing in the photos of other people's plants. I thought your second plant was the ventrata but the leaves are slightly broader than what I am used to seeing on this plant. Post a photo when that pitcher opens and it will be much more obvious then.

Regards Neil

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Both plants are intermediates. These are the easiest kinds of Nepenthes to grow. They like household temperature and other conditions, but still prefer higher than normal levels of humidity.

Not sure if it is a 'Rebecca Soper' or not, but it appears to be the same hybrid.

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Update, pitcher has opened!

Any ideas now, or need more time? :D

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BTW- I had some trouble with the first plant (OP), "Rebecca Soper". It's supposed to be an relatively easy plant to grow, but mine hasn't been doing so well (the Rebecca S. plants in the pics, are from my GF, but I maintain them most of the time).

They looked so miserable, I thought they're it.

So I tried something new lately. I slightly fertilized one plant and "watered" the other with coffee, so I could see what works and what doesn't.

So far both plants got some color and new growth! The plant in this post has also been "watered" with a little coffee....

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