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Feb 25, 2017 9:34 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Just when you all thought that I only grow orchids, how about these carnivores, the "Red Pitcher Plant"? These are all now 2 yr. old plants and have grown amazingly large pitchers, and they are still growing. These plants really present well in hanging baskets, allowing their pitchers to dangle. They make quite a contrast alongside other tropical plants. This is Nepenthes ventricosa 'Rosea' and these plants are very easy to grow.

If you have interest, send me a T-Mail.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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Feb 25, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Hostas Tender Perennials Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Ken,

What kind of bugs does the ventricosa like? Please say mosquitoes...
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Feb 25, 2017 6:11 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
That would be great, Rick! Ken, did you mean to post a pic for us?
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Feb 25, 2017 6:20 PM CST
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Hostas Tender Perennials Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Feb 25, 2017 6:29 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Let me update that photo. I forgot to post the photos, as you surmised, Karen. Here you go. The photography was done today. The one with the huge pitcher is mine, mine, mine, but I have a lot others that are getting close to that size. They have all just started to sprint in growth. The photos simply represent what I am see here in the solarium but the plants in the greenhouse are equally nice and large.

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drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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Feb 25, 2017 6:30 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I really don't know whether they "eat" mosquitos, Rick. I don't know whether any studies have been done to reveal their "diet". Sorry
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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Feb 25, 2017 6:42 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
That is really a happy pitcher plant, Ken! I don't think I've seen any with such large pitchers. I bet they would eat mosquitos if they got close enough.
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Feb 25, 2017 7:54 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Critters Allowed Butterflies Hummingbirder Cat Lover
Bee Lover Region: Mid-Atlantic Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Tropicals Hibiscus
Rick, LMK if you want one... I'm really tempted... we could share a shipping box?

I'll have to look up what orchid I was looking at last year and see if Ken has it back in stock... (it took a running leap but missed my box). Yeah, I know I've sworn off orchids, but Ken all but promised this one would live for me; apparently it's that tough!

btw, Ken, you might check your info box and see if you can re-do your URL for your store... I'm pretty sure it used to be an active link.
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Feb 26, 2017 1:59 AM CST
Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
(Heat zone - 1, Sunset zone - 5)
Region: Pacific Northwest Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals Bromeliad Cactus and Succulents
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Beautiful pitcher plant, Ken! I really would love one, but I can't buy any more plants until after we move, and then move again. So probably about 7 months :/
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Feb 26, 2017 6:53 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I sure understand, James. Get that moving done, build a huge greenhouse, and then visit my website to fill that sucker up. Thumbs up
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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Feb 26, 2017 6:59 AM CST
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Hostas Tender Perennials Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
@DrDawg

Ken,

Change your URL from this...

[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]

to this...

www.tropicalplantsandmore.com

Of course, for proper marketing, it really should be...

www.TropicalPlantsAndMore.com

Base URLs are not case-sensitive. Neither are E-Mail addresses.

It only matters on URLs once you go beyond the .com/.net/.info/etc. Then, it depends on the software running the web server.
LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
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Feb 26, 2017 7:38 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Thanks, Rick. I did not list my URL that way. Apparently ATP/NGA did so. When I looked at what I had listed in my public profile, it is exactly as you suggested it be, www.tropicalplantsandmore.com. I don't have a clue how to change what shows up on my posts. Perhaps @Dave can help straighten this out.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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Feb 26, 2017 8:22 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
You need to include the http:// part.
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Feb 26, 2017 8:29 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Is this problem now corrected?
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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Feb 26, 2017 8:48 AM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hubby says we need a plant that eats deer, got anything like that Ken?

Whistling

of course if it could eat deer it could also control small children Hilarious!
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Feb 26, 2017 9:26 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
If these "pitchers" keep growing, they may soon be large enough to eat rats. I am afraid that deer and children would be safe around the plants though. Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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