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My nepenthes Miranda has grown upper pitchers again..! :D The parentage of Miranda is (Mixta x maxima) or ((maxima x northiana) x maxima)... The upper pitchers are vastly different from the lower pitchers... Here it is :):

And a closer look at the peristome (the mouth of the pitcher):

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Those look fantastic :D I'd love to grow some pitchers one day.
 

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Nepenthes spike...

Miranda is currently flowering. The spike is about 2 feet (60cms) long, and bears hundreds of small flowers, each with 4 petals. This is a 'boy' plant, so all the flowers are male... :D

Closeup... Flowers are green when freshly opened, but turn dark red the next day. Each flower lasts about a week...


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Show us the girl plant! :evil:

No seriously, I've never seen nepanthes flowers before it's very interesting. Thanx for sharing.
 

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That is awesome Paphioboy. I like the nepanthes too. Orchids Limited usually has several species in their catalog. I've also seen them for sale at Wild Oats / Whole Foods health food stores.
 

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Thanks, Rick... Jean, I have full plant shots for you now... :)
The flowering plant, the whole thing is about 5-6 feet tall..!:D

The possibly girl plant, equally tall. Leafspan about 3 feet across:

Another look at the 'trumpets'...


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Nepenthes ampullaria...

Here is another nepenthes, Nep.ampullaria... It has also grown very tall, around 6 feet in height... But I don't want it to grow like that.. Can anyone please tell me how to grow nep ampullaria that stays short and bears clusters of pitchers near the ground, like they do in the wild? Mine vines and doesn't bear many pitchers. Is it a light/medium issue? :confused:or do I have to trim it so that it produces side-branches? Thanks... :)
 

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Thank you; I had never seen those flowering :) :) , I have to say that the 'trumpets' are by far more impressive!! Jean
 

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