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    Biggest Pitchers

    What's the Nepenthes with the biggest pitchers? How big?

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    I'd have to say N. rajah which I believe read that it can hold up to a gallon (or more) of pitcher fluid/water, and is also know for having captured mice

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    truncata as well.

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    easily the biggest ive ever seen. its a hybrid though. MONSTER pitchers can come from many plants... how are you looking at it abcat? volume or height? volume is like dave said N. rajah. height may be N. edwardsiana from what ive heard.
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    Height, but it'd be nice to know volume too. That pitcher is so big it could probably eat itself.

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    I remember seeing a picture somewhere where a little child is holding a N. raja pitcher and it is as big as his head. They can get to the size of a football or bigger in good conditions.

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    I think volume would be an official way to determine since it fills all 3 dimensions.

    N. merrilliana is big. I go for truncata or rajah though.

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    I don't know why everyone thinks rajah is the biggest, because its not. The two biggest are rafflesiana gigantea and merrilliana, followed by rajah
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