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    Quote Originally Posted by jpappy789 View Post
    I agree. Doesn't seem to be many mature pictures for such a massive plant. Makes sense why it wouldn't need any though if it's getting suck a boost in nutrients from the soil.
    No mature pitchers at all in fact! The only one that even resembles a pitcher at this point is only about three inches.

    I think you guys might have something here. I actually had the same thought when I first saw the size of the plant and it hadn't even started to vine out yet. Makes sense that it would concentrate on expanding it's foliage in such a nutrient rich environment rather than on producing pitchers for extra nutrients.

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    It's a really good point. I thought about that, but didn't think I was savvy enough with the subject to make the comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massmorels View Post
    Seth, you never cease to crack me up. Your my boy regardless of what you wear. Don't worry, I'll stick up for you in the bars too.
    Thanks, buddy! I need all the help I can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyedPiper View Post
    No mature pitchers at all in fact! The only one that even resembles a pitcher at this point is only about three inches.

    I think you guys might have something here. I actually had the same thought when I first saw the size of the plant and it hadn't even started to vine out yet. Makes sense that it would concentrate on expanding it's foliage in such a nutrient rich environment rather than on producing pitchers for extra nutrients.
    That's what I thought but I can never tell if I miss something in pictures
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpappy789 View Post
    That's what I thought but I can never tell if I miss something in pictures
    No- good call, pappy. Sorry the pics aren't great, but not bad for an iPhone!

    I can't wait to see what it does when we repot it in a nutrient crappy medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    Looks like N. miranda to me too. Nice plant, I remember back when mine finally started pitchering (took like 8 months after I had it shipped to me) but now, no matter what I do or where I move it, it just keeps going. Here it is just before I chopped it all up to make more, and threw it up in the rafters of the greenhouse where it still sits. The gap between the bars was about 12 or 13" so guess how big that pitcher was in the lower left hand corner The uppers were a pretty good size too, see the one just above the huge lower.
    Andrew

    Thanks for the pic! That baby is something to behold! Beautiful lowers. It's even flowering! I hope I can replicate something like that.

    Looks like we have a miranda or a miranda hybrid on our hands. I'm still going with a hybrid, though. The leaves are more "rippled" like a gourd shape and have a bit more red on them than your plant. Not to mention the ID tag on the plant said it was a highland hybrid. The pic of the pitcher on the tag was definetely lighter (a neon yellowish green) in color than the straight miranda and didn't have as much of a "heart shaped" pitcher opening if I remember correctly.
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    To add to the confusion, you should occasionally fertilize once it's in a crappy medium.
    Read this for a little perspective.

    http://icps.proboards.com/index.cgi?...ay&thread=4185

    Humidity and lots of light always help as well.

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    Also it looks to be vining in two directions from what I see.
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    Thanks for the link, Jack.

    Our plant isn't quite as bad off as that. We have nice vines, just not mature pitchers yet. Considering it's almost the end of august something is definetetly going on though. I think being in the back of a nursery with no light for god knows how long stunted it's growth something fierce, and it's just now becoming a "normal" nepenthes again. It's a little late on the pitcher development for sure though.

    I'm trying to add humidity with live LFS on top and encouraging him to mist twice a day, but the plant probably won't be "right" until we repot it next year.

    Quote Originally Posted by justjack View Post
    To add to the confusion, you should occasionally fertilize once it's in a crappy medium.
    Read this for a little perspective.

    http://icps.proboards.com/index.cgi?...ay&thread=4185

    Humidity and lots of light always help as well.

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    Also it looks to be vining in two directions from what I see.

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    To encourage Nepenthes to pitcher: STOP fertilizing it if you have been & has decent healthy foliage. START flushing the growing medium with distilled H2O to rinse away nutrients in the medium. This is what will make the plant pitcher: its need to get nutrients that it cannot get from the soil. Be patient & you will start to see pitchers very soon. & feed the pitchers when they develop to encourage their production.

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