This guy's my first-ever Nepenthes and was growing pretty well this summer in the garden. It got fat off of the copious spiders that seemed to love my yard. Wasn't really sure what it was though, and wondering if someone could ID it for me? I'm not familiar enough with these plants, although they're fast-becoming my favourite.
I don't think it's a Ventrata, the pitcher coloring and patterns, as well as pitcher size and shape, even lid shape are very different (but like someone else said it could be a different form, who the heck knows when it comes to Neps- it's extremely hard to find correctly identified pics out there because the internet just comes up with whatever the heck it wants whenever you look up a specific plant. For a while I was very convinced mine was an Alata, but thankfully a forum member educated me later on and now I can correctly tell what it is) For reference and comparison, my Ventrata looks like this: The spike on the back is actually called a 'spur', I recently found out (and never knew grew on the pitchers of this one, which up until now had only partially-formed pitchers)
(Little lower pitcher yet to open it's lid)
If anything is shared between them, the opening of the pitcher (or the 'mouth') are very similar. It could be a hybrid of one of the species that also gave birth to the Ventrata, or it's just a common trait between Neps that live in a certain climate or feed off a certain food.
The most defining characteristics of Neps are their pitchers. I would look at many photos of Ventricosa and Alata to tell of it is any sort of form of Ventrata, because if it is it's bound to match one of the species' colours, pattern, lips, shape, size, etc~ have fun, and very nice plant! :3
Last Edit: May 12, 2017 0:58:26 GMT -5 by shelilla
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5