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    N.Northiana in the wilds

    After many attempt to reach one of the peaks of northiana’s limestone hill the chance came where we found an accessible though with danger negotiating the razor sharp pinnacles and at times the only safety to ascent and descent were the exposed roots.
    Along the way coming face to face with plants growing on the cliff surfaces nontheless were northiana, orchids, and begonias, jewel orchids in more shelter and moist location.

    Since the sites were undisturbed the northianas were mostly huge and matured. Young seedlings growing among the protruding and exposed but inaccessible part of the pinnacles.

    Macodes sp.


    Orchids associated with limestone hills and mts.


    Begonias




    Many northiana seedlings were this size with beautiful lips and pitcher coloration




    Small seedlings grown on barren cliff wall


    One of the matured pitcher hidden on a recess cliff wall


    One of the giant size pitchers with the uppers. Plants were scrambling on low shrubs. Tall trees were totally absent.

    Leaves length about 1 meter.












    Length and size comparison with a 1500ml water bottle

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    Is ready to take this hobby to a whole new level DavyJones's Avatar
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    Spectaculur. By far the best northiana I've ever seen, in cultivation or in the wild. You make me wish I had a lowland setup.

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    man! I have to give this plant a shot. However....I don't think it will like my conditions at all.

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    I'm not a bug, and I still have the urge to go look inside and explore some of those pitchers because they are so vibrant and beautiful!!

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    OMG!!!!!! Robert! Those were so awesome!!! Wow! I can't wait to see my northiana when it gets that large! WOW!!!
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    Incredible pictures (and pitchers!). I am most intrigued with that seedling growing on the side of the cliff. Nature always finds a way, doesn't it?

    Simply amazing.

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