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Old 10-26-2018, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Today, I bought it at Home Depot for $12.98.



The terminal buds of all the plants being sold were cut off. Maybe, that encourages development of pitchers. I guess I will have to wait for lateral buds to grow.
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great find..
That will be a great addition to your greenhouse.
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Thanks, cinc. and beam..

In the 60s and 70s, Nepenthes were almost impossible to buy in the USA. I saw a few plants at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory, which, at the time, was the largest municipally owned greenhouse in the World. Circa 1978, I went to many conservatories in Europe. Every one of them had a special room equipped with water foggers for hanging Nepenthes.

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