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    I have a highland truncata in a hanging basket, growing well but still quite small, which has put out a basal shoot. Now I've got a very large, much older lowland truncata that is also in a hanging basket, and is tilting greatly there's that much over the edge. But no basals. I visited the local Botanical Gardens, and they have a very old, massive lowland truncata which also is yet to produce a basal.

    I wonder whether this is a one-off, or whether highland truncata more readily produces basals. Anyone got one on theirs?
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    doesnt it have to be like a palm in order to do this?
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    That's what I thought. Lowland truncata takes forever to make basals, regardless of the usual tricks you throw at it. I've seen lowland truncata several feet long before throwing out a basal. But this highland truncata is only a few years old, barely an adolescent.
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    Hey SydneyNeps,

    I have two highland truncs - one is about 5 or 6" in diameter, so too young to tell. The other is about a foot across, and no basals yet.

    I did notice that my larger one, which I got a few months ago, is getting crispy brown edges on it's leaves. Any idea why parts of the leaves might just die off? Could this be a symptom of being put in an environment with much higher light (the previous grower didn't have all that much light on it)?
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    Hello to all!
    My little truncata lowland from Christian Klein was sold me already with a basal shoot.At the beginning I was convinced that it was a plant apart...but as I did investigate further I realized the true : it was reallt a basal shoot.
    I did separate them and I gave the plant as a little present to a friend of mine.
    I think that one of the various reasons that convincea Nepenthes to develope basal shoots is the sufference of the top of the plant. Example...: having a nepenthes for too many times too near a neon lettings some leafes burn a little will incentivate that the plant will produce basal shoots.The concept is similar as I would make some cutting to the upper part of my plant...: in the lower part I would habe new plants....understood?

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    Nepenthes cultured in tissue culture will often readily produce basals as a result of catalysts given to them. However, this plant is maybe 4 or 5 years old, so well past any memory of TC hormones. It is subject the it's stem being lateral, a trigger which often causes basal shoots in other species. However, lowland truncata seems immune to this treatment. It might be that highland truncata behaves differently.
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