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    Hi All,
    Just wanted to share some bical culture info that we've observed.
    We use 100% pure long fiber sphagnum moss. The trick with N. bicalcarata is over potting. Give them the room, and they'll grow into a tree sized monster.
    Check out these roots on N. bical clone #5 red on August 15, 2004.


    The roots of the same exact plant on February 1, 2006. In a year and a half, this bical grew from a 14 inch leaf span to a four foot leaf span!


    Healthy, happy roots = huge pitchers!


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    Trent and Michelle

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    man the roots grow fast! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
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    Very nice. I don't think there's any need for a scientific experiment to prove/disprove what you're showing us here.
    Thanks for sharing Trent, great pics and very interesting as always!

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    Don't you just love N. bical! Seeing your pics makes me miss my big boy so much! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

    But at least my new monster is making his way at 18" now so the big leaves are a coming!

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    very nice! Cool to know that they grow that fast.

    A quick question BTW. How is the texture of the pitchers? Are they soft like mirabilis/ampullaria or is it like truncata?
    Need all the experience I can get...

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    They are very tough and woody. You can take your finger and thump the sides and get a hollow sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Trent @ Feb. 01 2006,2:25)]Hi All,
    Just wanted to share some bical culture info that we've observed.
    We use 100% pure long fiber sphagnum moss. The trick with N. bicalcarata is over potting. Give them the room, and they'll grow into a tree sized monster.
    Check out these roots on N. bical clone #5 red on August 15, 2004.


    The roots of the same exact plant on February 1, 2006. In a year and a half, this bical grew from a 14 inch leaf span to a four foot leaf span!


    Healthy, happy roots = huge pitchers!


    -
    Trent and Michelle
    Hi,
    that is a wonderful plant! Thats LFS it is in right?
    And the plant increased by 3ft leaf span in 1 and half years!? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] Thats scary! how much light does it get? looks really red and beautiful!
    Thanks

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    Beautiful plant! I really hope my N. bicalcarata gets to be as big and breathtaking as that someday.

    It just first has to come out of shipping shock [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

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