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.
These are some threads that were made on Terraforums before the news was broken, so to speak.
Nepenthes robcantleyi (formerly known as Black Truncata)
King X Queen Truncata help
What's the difference between truncata 'royal' and truncata Q x K?
And this is the thread on proboards that is essentially identical to this one.
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!