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    Anybody have grown-ups?

    So I was driving home tonight, and was absorbed in my own thoughts. I was thinking about plants that were available for purchase, etc., and realized that there are many Nepenthes which do not seem to have mature photos from captivity online, that I can find at least. For example, I can never seem to find pictures of N. Lowii upper pitchers in captivity. They always seem to be in the wild. Now, I understand that N. Lowii might be an exception, as it is a very slow grower, but I have seen pictures of really large N. Rajahs, so I don't think that that is the reason. So, are these mature pictures of pitchers absent because the species hasn't been in cultivation long enough? Or are people just not taking pictures? I would love to see some photos of indoor grown mature N. Lowiis, or other plants of such epic proportions. (None are coming to mind right now, but I know I can think of more. Maybe an edit later?) I have a feeling PK will have some great answer for this. How long have most of our commonly for sale Neps been in cultivation?
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    I think its a combo of both. Not too many people have mature specimens of some species, and not all of them that do take pics/are on the forums. BE and EP have both shown pics of multiple lowii uppers in their collections. Most of the plants we have have been in cultivation for a while. Veitchii has been in cultivation since what....early 1800s? Something like that.....
    Most of the common LLs have been around since the 1800s: veitchii, raff, mirabilis, amp, etc. Look at the Victorian hybrids for a hint.

    If you look around, you can find pics of huge mature raffs, bicals, (rarely) merrillianas, etc. EP probably has the most diverse range of mature species, with ******* in 2nd place, since they use the plants for breeding.

    I don't see much mature insignis though, except in the wild. I barely see any neo as well.
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