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    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    Do you mean that it will start and only make uppers?
    Yup. And that's why rooted cuttings of plants with desirable upper pitchers can cost a lot, like N. eymae.

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    Look at these two examples. The first is more graceful than the second, but they are both uppers. Notice how the tendril attaches to the back and while the angles are different, they are both uppers.
    AFAIK the second are lowers. to be a TRUE upper pitcher it has to have a loop. ive seen exceptions though with plants like N. inermis that dont curl. the reason for the loop is so it can grab on to twigs and branches so it can support the vine. as stated N. veitchii has its own way of overcoming this by wraping the leaves around trunks of trees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drosera36 View Post
    Yup. And that's why rooted cuttings of plants with desirable upper pitchers can cost a lot, like N. eymae.

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    Gotcha. That's what I thought, I just got confused with the way it was worded in your response. Thanks, Ben.

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    I took several cuttings of my N. x edinensis and only the top part of the vine produced uppers, the rest have lowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glider14 View Post
    AFAIK the second are lowers. to be a TRUE upper pitcher it has to have a loop. ive seen exceptions though with plants like N. inermis that dont curl. the reason for the loop is so it can grab on to twigs and branches so it can support the vine. as stated N. veitchii has its own way of overcoming this by wraping the leaves around trunks of trees.
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    I have several "true" uppers right now that don't curl. Most do, however. N. truncata doesn't have prehensile uppers either for example.

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