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    N. truncata...

    Would this make an ok windowsill/ outside plant when acclimatized? From my research, it would seem that this is a good, hardy smart beginner's plant and it also has the benifit of looking "cool" in my opinion.

    How close am I to hitting this nail on the head?

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    I don't have any experience with a N. truncata but I have heard exactly the same things you have mentioned. In fact, Sacc NW advertises the truncata as a good beginners nep that work well on windowsills. I positive it would work well for you; but I'll let an experience grower jump in to confirm.

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    edit: just make sure you have a lot of room!
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    hope you have a big window...
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    Yes, I would agree the the common N. truncata (from T/C) is a good plant for someone new to nepenthes. I gave one to a co-worker and she kept it alive and it continued to pitcher. I would just make sure it gets enough light and use live LFS as a top dressing to help raise the humidity and to act as an indicator for when it is due to be watered again.

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    I tried it and while it didn't die it really took a long time to pitcher. I'm not sure if it was young but the pitchers were about 3 inches and then they started to die back. I moved it into my grow tank and now it's becoming a beast. I'm thinking the problem I had with it is not enough hours of light during the winter. Maybe the temps could have been better too. But I do have the Predator, ventrata, and a ventricosta by the window and even though the days are shorter they are pitchering. Does anyone know why this could be? Maybe because they are highland and like the cooler temps while the truncata is a lowland?

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    Thanks guys! You've been really helpful. When I go back to Florida in two years I think this is gonna get alot easier. lol

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    Pasian Highland truncata will thrive in typical highland conditions, and will survive temps between 104 and 34 (those are the absolute max and absolute min temps). Though it will take months to acclimate, it will pitcher in 20% humidity.
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    See guys, the great thing about N. truncata is that it's tissue is pretty much leather! Makes it great for a beginner and windowsill culture. They will acclimate but remember they are normally slow anyway

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