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Nepenthes northiana cultivation

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Here we go over the cultivation of the enigmatic Nepenthes northiana, native to the limestone cliffs of the Bau area in Borneo.

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A veitchii pilgrimage to the Maliau Basin

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I've had an obsession with Nepenthes veitchii ever since I first was introduced to carnivorous plants.  So when I finally had the means to travel, I set out on a quest to study as many locations as possible in order to understand the variation and habitat preferences of this incredible species.  I'll dive into veitchii's cultivation and the differences of the many forms in a later blog post.  However, here I want to share the ultimate veitchii experience, the Maliau Basin.  Though most forms of veitchii will hug or cling to trees (except the prostate forms from around Bareo), there are a few...

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Carnivero's Story

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We were recently interviewed by Tom Bennet of Tom's Carnivores to tell the story of Carnivero, our origins, our mission and how we got here.  Enjoy the read!

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Behind the scenes tour of Carnivero guided by Jeremiah Harris

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Nepenthes singalana x hamata 'Metallic Shine'

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Here we're showing a Nepenthes with one of the coolest characteristics we've ever seen, Nepenthes singalana x hamata "Metallic Shine". At first glance, "Metallic Shine" appears to have a multicolored peristome with different hues of red and silver. However, upon closer inspection, you'll find the entire peristome is a uniform deep red. The coloration comes from the teeth emerging at a variety of angles. This causes light to shine based on your observation point and the angle of light hitting the peristome. It's like a house of mirrors on a pitcher!  We plan to register this cultivar very soon!  This plant...

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