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I am by no means a talented photographer, possessing neither the skills nor the equipment. However, fellow cp grower mcmcnair dropped by recently and kindly took a few photos of my plants. So I thought I'd share our joint handiwork here.

First we'll start off with some greener pitchers and then get progressively darker.

Uppers on N. "thorelii" x alata-Kondo, a small hybrid by Bruce Bednar:
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N. splendiana uppers. This plant performs very well indoors in low humidity -- it has over a dozen well-formed pitchers on multiple vines:
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9"/22.5 cm upper of my male N. Redneck (("thorelii" x' truncata) x maxima-l), a home-brew hybrid by a local grower:
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Upper on N. "thorelii"-d x Tivyei-EP (solid peristome), another home-brew (also male) by a local grower. The speckles are actually all on the inside of the pitcher:
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N. alata x maxima, 9"/22.5 cm uppers on a 10-ft./+3m vine, originally from a cutting I got from mannyherrera a couple years ago:
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3 uppers together:
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A shot of my tangled vining plants:
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A young splendiana x (tiveyi x veitchii), from a cross made by jk some time ago:
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First fully-formed upper on my Song of Melancholy, flared peristome:
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Now, getting a bit darker: The better of my two N. eymae x ephippiata, 3 years from seed:
(recently opened)
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(colored up peristome)
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Didn't have a better background, but here's the whole plant in a 1 gal. nusery pot:
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Now something much darker -- SG N. eymae x (jacquelineae x' izumiae), clone 2:
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Clone 1 of the same cross, 3 years from seed:
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Black pitchers, green tendrils:
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And finally, my N. (maxima x spectabilis) x jacquelineae, 3 years from seed:
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Thanks again, mcmcnair!!!
 
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Interesting, I haven't seen some of these species before. I love your grow room, it's the ideal setting for me - looks natural. Is it possible to see more shots of the whole space ? I love that shot of tangled vining plants.
 
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Remarkable coloring on your N. eymae X (jacquelineae X izumiae)....much darker than my clone! Nice.
 

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Love that flared peristome on the Song of Melancholy, and exceptional eymae x (jacquelineae x izumiae) and (maxima x spectabilis) x jacquelineae!
 
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Is that clone of (maxima x spectabilis) x jacquelineae the same as your DP on proboards? because the flaring of the peristome seems to have subsided?
 
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The (maxima x spectabilis) x jacquelineae is the same as the one in my proboards dp. Some of the (max x spect) x jacq peristomes reflex more than others. The most recent pitchers are showing a lot of reflexing, whereas earlier pitchers from this past winter did not -- the pitcher at minute 3 of my first video reflexed very little & is still very flared, albeit mahogany colored now. I don't know whether the greater reflection is a response to warmer weather/lower humidity or part of the plant's transition to intermediate pitchers (it's just starting to vine now).

The Song of Melancholy also had a very dark, nearly black peristome when it was making lowers. The uppers have retained the shape, but not the coloration.
 
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Thank you for the links, I love your plants. You seem to have a crazy number of seedlings, best of luck with them.
Having a greenhouse or high end setup is every grower's dream I guess but I admire the dedication and effort you put into your space. I am trying to do the same with my plants although mine are much younger than yours. Those vertical lights are inspiring, I may try something similar when I take my plants inside for the winter. I am always on the lookout for plants that will do good in low humidity so this has been a helpful thread for me.


Thanks, guys. maxima, I don't have many other photos, but I do have some Youtube videos. Though not as striking as some greenhouse-grown beauties, I think the plants are doing rather well in household humidity and under artificial lighting. These should give you a better idea of my setup:

Grow chamber #1:
http://youtu.be/x9ymEEmnn4s

Grow chamber #2:
http://youtu.be/SI6R6dRCDkE

The overgrown plants:
http://youtu.be/8JlLuqul_e4
 
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I realize it's been nearly two years since this thread started, but I thought it might be interesting to compare then-and-now. My location has changed, so the set-up is different, but many of the plants are the same. Here's indoor Nepenthes growing at its non-finest ;)

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