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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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    man the roots grow fast!
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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!

    Cheers
    Amori

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    Don't you just love N. bical! Seeing your pics makes me miss my big boy so much!

    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!


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    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!? 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

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