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Let's dedicate a thread to the smaller, less flamboyant neps


An orchid fancier with a CP problem
Forget nasty teeth, forget uber wide peristomes, forget pitchers big enough to wash a kitten in. We need a thread dedicated to the smaller, easier to house, more elegant nepenthes species. Species that show beginners that yes, they too can grow these plants without investing in a walk-in grow room. That tells beginners that yes, not all species have to rival Las Vegas show girls to deserve our attention. And that yes, in some cases small can be even more beautiful than large.
Ladies and gentlemen, peeps of all ages. I shall start off our show with one of the most beautiful, yet elegant of all nepenthes species, N. Glabrata.

N. ventricosa x dubia


N. spectabilis x talangensis


N. alata 'Spotted'


N. ventrata



N. ampullaria


Hopefully those count lol... :p
Beautiful neps, but nope, don't count. They all get too big. LOL
I hope these ones be small enough

N. aristolochioides

N. dubia

N. villosa

N. flava

N. rajah

N. glabrata

and the very first pitcher of a N. ventricosa x aristolochioides cutting...
Gorgeous plants everyone!
Just out of curiosity Pineapple, did you get your alata off of Ebay?
Good Growing,
Ah the mystical store you mention in your videos.
I like the idea of this thread :)
Are you going only for small species, or just for small specimens, or both?
Anyway, here's a couple I have. Most are older photos, but will have to do for now:

Since glabrata seems popular on here:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/68248217@N04/6358693423/" title="037 by richjam1986, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6046/6358693423_8b8ef094fb.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="037"></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/68248217@N04/7848177580/" title="030 by richjam1986, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8297/7848177580_134e7887b3.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="030"></a>

spectabilis x aristolochioides
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/68248217@N04/7095652499/" title="033 by richjam1986, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5455/7095652499_d29c78423c.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="033"></a>

N distilatoria
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/68248217@N04/6867740913/" title="028 by richjam1986, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6867740913_3c8a28a034.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="028"></a>

N. mikei
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/68248217@N04/6358704769/" title="045 by richjam1986, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6213/6358704769_931a95d0fb.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="045"></a>

N. inermis
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/68248217@N04/8541005142/" title="184_2609 by richjam1986, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8510/8541005142_8a5b43d0bb.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="184_2609"></a>

N. gracilis...I need to get a pic of my spotted form too!
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/68248217@N04/8292457969/" title="053 by richjam1986, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8353/8292457969_0331f2332f.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="053"></a>

Maybe borderline for this thread, but the pitchers on this plant don't get very big (...at least not with my clone. This is about as big as they get. plus its a very compact growing species)
N. ventricosa:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/68248217@N04/6949581210/" title="066 by richjam1986, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7065/6949581210_ea7d865b2b.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="066"></a>
This thread is making me wish my glabrata hadn't gone from pitchering constantly to pouting for months after I changed its conditions.
  • #10
ew, so much glabrata in here :lol:

some real beauties in here tho!

if you ever have a cutting or basal of that vent, please please PM me! gorgeous!!!
  • #11
if you ever have a cutting or basal of that vent, please please PM me! gorgeous!!!

Thanks :) Yeah, I love this ventricosa clone. It may be a while before I take cuttings, but feel free to remind me that you're interested and I can update you on when I might take cuttings.
  • #12
I think we're off to a great start. My idea for the thread is for neps that stay small, at least for neps :lol:

Maxima 'Lake Poso'

  • #13
I think the cutest nep is argentii ! Im looking to buy one next spring. I will post pictures here for sure :-D
  • #15
Definitely small, but definitely flamboyant xD
  • #16
Another less appreciated hybrid:

Nepenthes x rebecca soper upper pitchers
  • #17
Great N. tenuis Paul! I'm a big fan of this cute species

i'll keep the fire burning with these bunch, they're small....at least for now....

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  • #18
N. singalana X aristolochioides

N. glabrata, uppers

Another shot of N. tenuis
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  • #20
I can't wait for my aristo x belli to settle down and start making pitchers bigger than half an inch long. Fully inflated but tiny, even by my standards. I could fit four of them into a glabrata pitcher.