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inermis x bongso

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hey im getting one of these about a 7" plant. wanted to know how everyone elses does for them. i wanted inermis but would rather try something that looks like it, so im going with the hybrid since bongso does well with me. then if im ok with this hybridm then i may start thinking about getting an inermis...
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N. inermis x bongso seems to grow fine under highland/intermediate conditions.  This photo was taken quite a while ago.  The plant is vining now and I should see upper pitchers soon.
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Hi all:

with the inermisXbongso hybrid wide variation in physical characteristiscs, there may some of these being sold accidentally as inermis.
There was a colleague who showed a so called "clone 9" in another forum and i am yet to be convinced whether all those plants came from the same genetic material.

If this is the case then, how do we know that an inermis with a pink or red flush is in fact an inermis and not a hybrid with bongso or something else
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In my view, any inermis showing only green pitchers may be the way to go for now

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Look for feedback please

Thanks

Gus
 
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alright, looks like you're getting an awesome plant! Well once you decide to grow an inermis and you can get it in a good place, it will definately please you
 
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On the poster "Nepenthes of Sumatra", there is a photo of an upper pitcher of N. inermis with reddish spotting.

I'm no taxonomist - just thought it was interesting.
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Charles Clarke's view is that inermis is always pure green (both lowers and uppers) based on his observations in the wild. It would seem that red tinting is the influence of some hybridisation.
 

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Interesting, I would always trust Charles too, but out of curisosity did you know how amny plant he happened to observe? Perhaps he observed a small population, I know for a fact mine is N. inermis, but lowers always display a bronzy or reddish tinge, not really high, but it is certainly dectectable.
 
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I think Charles is reasonably familiar with the wild populations of inermis, as he and Troy do tours of Sumatra for Nepaholics every year. So it would be a substantial number. He says that inermis in the wild is always green. Whether that is due to the conditions under which they grow in the wild v. cultivation or not, we can only speculate.
 
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What an ugly plant. Don't annoy your other plants by growing it any where near them. I just happen to know a place that might take that off your hands for a slight fee, and grow it for you. You can always come and visit it.:;):
 
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