RE: Nepenthes

Oliver T Massey CFS (
Thu, 26 Oct 1995 09:32:13 -0400

Perhaps the Nep growers can offer some insight. I have one hybrid that
has produced weird growth; mainly small, ragged edged and somewhat
thickened leaves with smaller distorted pitchers. One or two of the
small pitchers have unusual hairs growing from them. This plant also
was going into flower. Lower leaves were not affected and basal
rossettes so far look fine. I have removed and discarded the top of
the plant. This is a complex hybrid (I think Jan mentioned the
official name as tutti-fruitti -Ha) Question is, I hate to discard the
whole plant but if this is some kind of plant pathogen that may
contaminate my other Neps I will. Is is possible that flowering
induced changes in this plant?

Tom in Fl