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    Nepenthes x trusmadiensis . . .

    It has only been a couple of years since I've taken a hand at growing Nepenthes x trusmadiensis, a natural cross between N. lowii and N. macrophylla; and one thing that I have noticed -- aside from far more rapid growth than that of its parents -- is the odd variety of pitchers it produces (as a younger plant, at least). They may appear elongated or squat, pale or more lively colored. It seems to be a crap shoot at this stage. Has anyone else experienced the same thing?

    Here are two successive pitchers from the last few months:

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    Did you grow these from seed?

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    One smaller plant is from cultivated seed and the other is Clone 1 from Borneo Exotics . . .
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    I find this happening with most nepenthes pitchers. Depends on how they dangle off the edge of the pot, if they rest on moss, if they sense a light source in a particular direction etc etc. Either way...thats one cute little guy. I really want the BE X TM clone 2. Another addition to the never ending list of my wants.

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    Yeah, but I've noticed it far more with this one than its neighbors, grown in the same area. Occasionally, something gets compressed but this one is a bit odd . . .

    So, what's so special about BE Clone 2? Something I should know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBella View Post
    One smaller plant is from cultivated seed and the other is Clone 1 from Borneo Exotics . . .
    Wow you have like seed grown everything!!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by natevincent View Post
    Wow you have like seed grown everything!!! lol
    Heh, heh, heh . . .

    It's because I know where the bodies are buried . . .

    And I'm always looking for more . . .

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    nothing special. It just looks better than clone 1. ALso their clone 2 arose from a female macrophylla. The uppers are hence a lot more like lowii x veitchii from EP rather than a very very broad disfigured lowii-like upper. Just personal preference I guess.

    Yeah BigB. Congratulations with the seed. I wish I had half of those SG plants thats you got. Especially for species such as macrophylla where there are concerns if the common clones are "complex hybrids", thats a fantastic addition to your collection.

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