Classifieds and Group Buys forum: Carnivores for sale

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
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drdawg
Feb 25, 2017 9:34 AM CST
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 (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland
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RickM
Feb 25, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Ken,

What kind of bugs does the ventricosa like? Please say mosquitoes...
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 25, 2017 6:11 PM CST
That would be great, Rick! Ken, did you mean to post a pic for us?
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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Hostas Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Forum moderator Region: United States of America
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland
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RickM
Feb 25, 2017 6:20 PM CST
Karen, you can find it here...

http://www.tropicalplantsandmore.com/other-plants.html
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 25, 2017 6:29 PM CST
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 (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
http://www.tropicalplantsandmo...
I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 25, 2017 6:30 PM CST
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 (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
http://www.tropicalplantsandmo...
I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 25, 2017 6:42 PM CST
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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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Feb 25, 2017 7:54 PM CST
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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Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
(Heat zone - 1, Sunset zone - 5)
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JamesAcclaims
Feb 26, 2017 1:59 AM CST
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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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 26, 2017 6:53 AM CST
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 (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Hostas Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Forum moderator Region: United States of America
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland
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RickM
Feb 26, 2017 6:59 AM CST
@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.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 26, 2017 7:38 AM CST
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 (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
http://www.tropicalplantsandmo...
I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 26, 2017 8:22 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

You need to include the http:// part.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 26, 2017 8:29 AM CST
Is this problem now corrected?
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
http://www.tropicalplantsandmo...
I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Feb 26, 2017 8:48 AM CST
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!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 26, 2017 9:26 AM CST
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 (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.

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