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    N. robcantleyi

    Hey folks, I know this is kind of late news and there are already some other threads discussing these plants (obviously), but I couldn't stand bumping a thread that has now been deemed incorrectly named.

    I've compiled (as far as I can find) some of the major threads that have been made discussing "N. truncata "Queen of Hearts" x "King of Spades"", which is now recognized as a new species, N. robcantleyi.

    This thread on Carnivorous Plants in the Tropics forum is the most detailed and informative thread on the internet in regards to these plants, with contributions from knowledgeable botanists, prolific enthusiasts, and heated debate between two of the largest Nepenthes distributors in the world.

    http://pitcherplants.proboards.com/i...y&thread=10684

    These are some threads that were made on Terraforums before the news was broken, so to speak.

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=119155

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=129005

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=129320

    And this is the thread on proboards that is essentially identical to this one.

    http://pitcherplants.proboards.com/i...y&thread=10715

    I now pose this offer, that this thread become the place where all remaining discussion and sharing of pictures occurs.

    Now I have this question,

    I seem to recall a couple of people mentioning that in sub-optimal conditions these plants have a tendency to create "little-lid" pitchers. I now know what those people mean as the first pitcher that my plant has created in my care is doomed to have little lid syndrome.

    I'm wondering if anyone has found what halts this condition, or what I can do to make a fuller, better pitcher come this next leaf?

    The plants conditions are as such:

    Media - 100% LFS

    Lighting - one foot below two T5's.

    Humidity - never lower than 60%, and often into the 90's.

    Temp - 80 degrees day time, 55 degrees nighttime.

    Thanks! And let's see those plants!
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    the first pitcher mine created in my care had extreme little lid. lol as in NO lid at all..



    I was told it was caused by low humidity by various people, but that's not the case with mine either because its in a closed tank at 90-100% humidity.. I think with mine it was a case of shipping shock or still settling in.. Its latest pitcher looks like it will have a complete, normal lid..

    its bigger and more inflated now but heres a pic for an example


    So, I would say, keep conditions where they should be, high humidity, not too super hot or anything and the next pitcher should be better..

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    Your nights are too cold.....mine did this when night temps were below 60F

    Also....I find that it needs a better draining mix than that.....it hates wet feet, and will send out weird pitchers for this too.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Okay... It's easy for me to raise the night temps, I might try that. But if I do I know some of the more finicky highlanders wont stand for it.
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexenthes View Post
    Okay... It's easy for me to raise the night temps, I might try that. But if I do I know some of the more finicky highlanders wont stand for it.
    I find that if behaves like an intermediate for me.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    weird sounds better than my conditions and mine is ok,my humidity has dropped to 45 sometimes so do not think its a humidity issue,but my temps have dropped as low as yours with no problems,maybe it came from different conditions and needs to acclimatise

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    Sounds like my conditions are perfect for it.

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    Yeah, I don't notice any problems when my temps are as low as the 40s at night. I have begun seeing a bit of leaf burn on a new leaf, though. I'll probably need to lower it a couple of inches. I think the problem could also have been that my humidity fell into the 40s the last two days because I wasn't paying attention to the water level in the tray below.

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