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    Quote Originally Posted by Capslock View Post
    Mine isn't as nice as the above, but here's my N. truncata Paisan highland. It's a fast grower, like they say.

    The pitcher color on that one looks like the smaller one my mom has....same clone perhaps?
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Caps, it's not "not as nice", just different. I like how much red the body has. Currently my pasian has the red peristome with a mostly green body. But yeah, I love striped peristomes as well. I hate writing peristome (I'm lazy), perhaps we could coin them peri? (i.e. striped peri)
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    Show your Trunc's!

    Truncata...
    Of course!

    Getting bigger, and bigger, and bigger....




    Good Luck with yours....
    you will enjoy it!




    PS: To me...Peristome = Mouth!
    Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


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    Wow all these Trunc's are mighty drool worthy! The Red Dragon that JustJack gave me is the reason I developed a particular interest, and so far in my climate, they're growing pretty darn fast!
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    Man I really need to get a truncata one of these days...

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    I have no doubt that Truncata is the mightiest of all the neps. N. Rajah might not even be the biggest pitcher in terms of volume sometimes!

    I will tell you that trunc's probably reach these ridiculous dimensions in the wild.. I visited the conservatory of flowers to see their lowland Truncata which had been there for several years. I'd imagine that area is as close as can be to native conditions, and the pitchers did not exceed 8-10".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
    I have no doubt that Truncata is the mightiest of all the neps. N. Rajah might not even be the biggest pitcher in terms of volume sometimes!

    I will tell you that trunc's probably reach these ridiculous dimensions in the wild.. I visited the conservatory of flowers to see their lowland Truncata which had been there for several years. I'd imagine that area is as close as can be to native conditions, and the pitchers did not exceed 8-10".
    I saw plants on Mindanao Island years ago, both cultivated and those in the field, whose upper pitchers were about 40 cm (16") in length; and the sizes of the so-called "black truncatas" now entering cultivation far outstrip those.

    "This pitcher plant showcased at the [Singapore Garden] festival has extremely large pitchers! The pitchers are around half a metre tall and can contain 4 litres of fluid! It looks like a plant in the prehistoric times…"

    If you're referring to those plants at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, I was far more impressed by the ages of the plants in the collection than their condition. In well-grown N. truncatas, the pitchers should well exceed the length of the lamina and most of those leaves were relatively small . . .
    Last edited by BigBella; 06-03-2010 at 11:18 PM.
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