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    well for me i like the way the leaves turn burgundy for me and especially they way the leaves unroll! the leaves start out roundish-ovalish then get longer as the plant ages. mine is still ovalish but are starting to get longer. the leaves on mine are tough or rubbery. cant wait to get a first pithcer. the tendril attachment is unique, not many neps have it. JUST GET IT, its something different. not as hard to grow as you think...
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    rajah? Easy to me. I thought I'd be safe with it staying relatively small for a couple of years but I'm already on the verge of having to sell or trade it - my plant went from 5" to 11" since September. Feed it regularly, give it typical highland (maybe a little cooler at night) conditions and it should thrive.

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    Well, it's on it's way here. Along with 2 other cuttings I do not have room for. LOL

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    Ok, this is a problem...Now I want a N. rajah!

    Are they pretty easy to grow? I've always been under the impression that they were Ultra Highlanders, making them difficult to cultivate (like N. villosa).

    Elgecko: Has your N. hamata produced uppers yet? By the way, thanks to reading about your experience with your N. hamata I've purchased two of them! They're adjusting to my conditions as we speak. Hopefully they do as well as yours!

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    I understand that the upper will only form if the tendril has something to grip a hold of.
    I was going to use the dowel rod trick, which is cutting about an inch of wood dowel rod and taping it to the middle of the tendril. The tendril will wrap around the dowel and then form a pitcher. I must have been too lazy as I did not try it. I will have to wait a while for my plant to start vining again. I will do it next time.

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    Oh, as for the N. rajah and N. hamata:

    Nepenthes hamata
    Turnbull & Middleton
    1400M-2500M

    Nepenthes rajah
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    1500M-2650M

    Ultra highlanders such as N. villosa:

    Nepenthes villosa
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    2400M-3200M


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    In kinabalu, villosa can be found at the halfway point of the mountain while rajah is found only higher up! Thus I was always under the impression that rajah was an ultra-highlander until some people growing it in lowlands proved that wrong...

    Try to hook two tendrils together if you don't have space- you will get a double pitcher forming, its really cute. Although I think what it really wants is support, not a piece of wood lol.

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