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Hmmmm, what have we here?

This is a discussion on Hmmmm, what have we here? within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; A guess . Bittersweet .. Kiwi...caudiciform Kedrostis punctulata ? ........ gin...

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    A guess . Bittersweet .. Kiwi...caudiciform Kedrostis punctulata ? ........ gin
    Last edited by Gin; October 17th, 2007 at 12:56 PM.

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    Default still baffled?

    Rather surprised, I was sure someone else on the forum would be growing one of these ... ESPECIALLY THOSE OF YOU WITH GREENHOUSES as most of these plants get fairly large/ tend to ramble. And they can be rather helpful/useful plants too ...

    And they are becoming quite easy to come by. In fact I got mine several years ago at a big box store

    There are your current hints....



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    Hmmmm usefull..... and not a succulent so it can't be aloe... AH!! I know! Its a

    GIANT SCALE/MEALYBUG/APHID EATING VINE!!


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    No, but you are getting warmer....................

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    Still baffled and bewildered, eh? Well here's another hint, the genus name literally means:

    "the one that chases away sorrow"

    & no I did not make that up.

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    The flowers belong to some species of Nepenthes. I never saw the flowers until a few high elevation species bloomed at MSBG. One would think that the flowers produced by Nepenthes would similar to those produced by Sarracenia. The flowers are VERY interesting, great capture!

    What species do you grow?

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    Hey Pat! Like the pic of you in your "snazzy new duds"! I was actually sorta expecting you to be the 'winner' but didn't know when you'd have the free time to pop in and take a look.

    It is indeed a Nepenthes. This one is actually a hybrid -- Nep 'Judith Finn'. I was surprised it flowered in my terr. I used to have a few Nep. ventricosa but traded them off to a couple of friends of mine. They had gotten quite big and at the time I had no space left for them.

    Neps, despite being 'pitcher plants', are not close relatives of the Sarracenia. Unlike Sarracenia, the flowers are not complete [containing both male & female parts]. Instead plants are either male or female. Mine is a male and will only produce male flowers.

    Unfortunately for me, there really aren't any "mini" neps. Folks with greenhouses or other large growing areas have a much easier time finding ones they can keep. Most are large plants. Some get down right HUGE with pitchers to match -- like this one I shot at Meijer Gardens:




    Some VERY neat species IMO. This one is my favorite, though I've never tried growing it because of how large the plant gets.



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    great pics.
    Cin

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    Oh cool. Love those pitchers! Love those pictures, too.

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    Cool! I think these guys are fascinating - we saw some great ones at the Chelsea Flower show this year where the pitchers had mutated slightly and were doubled - even my husband likes them - unfortunately, with no greenhouse they are not likely to get onto my "to buy" list for a long long time!

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