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Thread: Nepenthes Truncata doesn't produce a climbing stem?

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    Nepenthes Truncata doesn't produce a climbing stem?

    I'm looking at an online carnivorous plant nursery right now, and it says this about Nepenthes Truncata:

    It has a non-climbing, compact growth.

    Really?
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    I'm pretty sure it does. Either that, or my eyes deceived me when I saw the N. truncata in the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capensis View Post
    I'm pretty sure it does. Either that, or my eyes deceived me when I saw the N. truncata in the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

    Well, in many pictures I see of cultivated N. Truncata, they very large lower pitchers but the stem is fairly short. These could be cuttings, but I think that they produce a stem very slowly.

    So perhaps the ones you saw at the Botanical Garden must be several decades old in order to produce a long climbing stem.

    You know?
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    My truncata has been with me for a year, but the stem is still ultra short compared to my other neps. I believe they will vine eventually, but slower than most neps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantlover View Post
    My truncata has been with me for a year, but the stem is still ultra short compared to my other neps. I believe they will vine eventually, but slower than most neps.

    True. I've been looking at pictures of Truncata and it appears the shape of the base of the leaf prevents it from producing a stem too fast.



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    Yes they do climb, theres a picture in stewart McPhersons book Pitcher Plants of the old world of a monstrous truncata that climbed onto a tree from its base all the way up to its canopy.

    I suppose they just take a long time to reach the vining stage.
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    They do vine eventually. Mine has a stem of about eight inches now. The internode space is non existent.

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    They 'climb' slowly, my lowland is about 5 years and has a two foot stem.

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