I tried again, buying a gorgeous plant at Pomarius last June. That one looked great all summer and even after the fist month or so it spent in the basement, last fall. Then we had a guest stay over Thanksgiving and the basement heat vent was opened. I didn't realize how much hot, dry, air it was blowing and since there was someone staying in the space I didn't venture down to water and mist the plants. The Nepenthes lived, but the pitchers started drying up, not a great look.
I am thrilled. I've kept this plant alive and happy over a year's time and it's grown new pitchers. If I were British I might say I'm chuffed!
So what does one do upon experiencing plant success? They challenge themselves to do it again. I spotted this gorgeous Nepenthes 'Miranda' at the August Portland Nursery houseplant sale. It was expensive, and I walked away. But it kept popping back into my head, 30% off and I hadn't yet spent some money I got for my birthday. What the heck, let's see if I can have repeat success with this bad
Look at those fabulous leaves, and the beautiful (huge) pitchers...
So much drama!
The hanging pot came from Garden Fever. Plant + container, so much for that birthday money...
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