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    First off, I apologise for the sloppy quality of the pics.

    Nepenthes rajah. Whoever said it was a fussy, slow grower? I received this plant in September as a 5" "monster". Much credit goes to Simon Lumb who sent me such a healthy plant from Borneo Exotics.
    After a month of growth I knew it wasn't the possibility of the plant keeling over that worried me, but its habit and vigour:


    A proud beast it is. It's the first time I've wanted a plant to take it easy and slow down.



    Small, but perfectly coloured:




    Cheers
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    Sweet pics! You must have a great highland setup with plenty of light. Those plants look fantastic.
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    That is some really great growth you are getting with your N. rajah. The aristo looks cute. It's like a little pinto bean with a lid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]It's like a little pinto bean with a lid.
    I must diagree whole heartedly! They do NOT explode when you hit them from behind! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Great looking plants! You are obviously giving those highlanders what they need to flourish. Thanks for sharing.
    KPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (killerplantsguy @ Jan. 27 2006,10:01)]You are obviously giving those highlanders what they need to flourish.
    just wondering if that was the only pitcher that your rajah has when you got it or has the next leaf after that pitcherd as well. what about the other newer leaves? have they pitcherd, inflating, or aborted? i know that rajah, although doesnt pitcher still has good growth...
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    Nice plants with good colour, esp. the aristo. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Regarding light, I'm of the 'too much is better than not enough' school of thought myself too......
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (fc3srx713b @ Jan. 27 2006,6:08)]just wondering if that was the only pitcher that your rajah has when you got it or has the next leaf after that pitcherd as well. what about the other newer leaves? have they pitcherd, inflating, or aborted? i know that rajah, although doesnt pitcher still has good growth...
    To answer your question, all the original pitchers (2) are already long gone: they expired about 2 weeks after feeding...
    ...I counted the number of leaves it has made since its arrival: the newest open leaf being the 5th. So that's 5 new leaves, the currently unfurling one being the 6th, since September. Also, every leaf has produced a pitcher, each one getting bigger than the predecessor. Currently it has 3 fully functional pitchers. I've never had trouble growing this species, and have even received a minor beating in the listserv when I expressed this way back when I was still a wee Nep grower.

    Cheers,and thanks for the kind words
    Amori

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