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    Hey guys,

    How can you tell the different from the lowland truncata? Please post your pic. if you have any.
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    Hiya,

    I've got a pic of lowland truncata and several types of highland truncata on my website.

    Obviously the first difference is that one is a lowland variant which likes it hot, and the other is a highland variant that likes warm days and cool nights.

    On a morphological level, the lowland variant has green pitchers with either a reddy/brown or striped peristome, and the highland variant has numerous pitcher colours, from green, yellow, orange, purple, red and black. The highland variant can also have a more pronounced peristome. It is also claimed that the highland form is larger. In my experience, the highland form is a faster grower than the lowland form.

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    true about the speed at which the highland grows at
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    Also, I've found the highland form appreciates ample room for its roots, whereas the lowland form can grow to maturity in a titchy container for years.

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    Definitely, I second that.
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    I might also add the highland form is much more hirsute than the lowland form. Highland form having a short pelt of red bristly fur whereas the lowland form being rubbery in texture.

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    that too. a bit "hairy" on the new groth tip and underside of the leaves
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    It is also to be said that the highland verision grows bigger than the lowland varitey.

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