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EP monsters!

Posted in Bedroom Carnivores with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2006 by rjcbarcode

An update on my new friends from the Exotica Plants order:
Ventricosa X Pectinata
Still sulking I must say….haven’t been performing well. All pitchers gone except for one old one. The new leaves are so thin and small….Shdn’t have ordered this as it’s a highlander. No wonder not happy as my guardian. But I still love it! The pitcher so red and testicle like….so cute. My reddest nepenthes pitcher.
ventricosa pectinata
Supposed bishop class….but right now behaving like a rook -_-”

Madagascariensis X Ventricosa
Doing quite well I must say! Seems true that EP’s website says its a warm growing hybrid. The pitchers are indeed quite cute! Looks like a campanulata pitcher….and bigger 😛 ANyway, no 100% new pitchers yet, but the forming pitchers when it came developed well and formed pitchers of the same healthy size. Really relived it has adapted and grown well here. Was worth getting. Just that it was kinda windy recently and the plant toppled sideways….so the digestive juices spilled: You can see ants all around the pitchers, both live and dead. One of the major ant killers in the area. Doing a wonderful job!
A real good Bishop class guardian….may be promoted soon
madagascariensis X ventricosa

madagascariensis X ventricosa 2

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What’s lurking outside my door….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 7, 2006 by rjcbarcode

I basically have approximately 20 carnivores outside guarding my house today….feeding on the insects outside. Let’s reveal their faces:

Nepenthes x coccinea
Nepenthes coccinea

Originated from grandmother’s place approximately 5 years ago, identity unknown (thought it was a rafflesiana) until people started talking about it on Green Culture Singapore. Someone even thought it was a rare form of rafflesiana and told me to be careful -_-” In the end it was a coccinea and Weng Ngai told me that it’s not surprising my grandmother bought it as Singapore had it on retail years ago. I guess you seldom see this hybrid nowadays (except for the weedy ventrata). A plant of sentimental value as it was passed on to me by my grandmother, and right now has such long vines all around putting out upper pitchers.

A KNIGHT class guardian 😀