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Thread: Small pitchers after period of stunted growth?

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    I find that the "small lid syndrome" only occurs in truncatas , truncata hybrids or robcantleyis (leading me to believe that robcantleyi is a subspecies or variety) and its usually after shipping or after repot


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    Quote Originally Posted by lance View Post
    I find that the "small lid syndrome" only occurs in truncatas , truncata hybrids or robcantleyis (leading me to believe that robcantleyi is a subspecies or variety) and its usually after shipping or after repot
    My pure lowii suffered from this so I am inclined to believe it affects more than just truncata.

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    ya my lowii X truncate had this happen to it really bad so most likely a combo...


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    I have an aristo x spectabilis also doing the bitty pitcher thing, after recovering from illness.
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    Dunno - but this seems logical to me. Anything that impacts a plant enough to make it produce no pitchers (temps, low humidity, poor media, bugs, etc) is obviously stressing the plant. How / why should the plant immediately resume normal / optimal growth when the stressors go away? Do you immediately resume normal activities soon after being massively stressed (ie: surgery, etc)?

    As for the plants who produce small pitchers for 'no reason', I tend to figure that there is a reason but I've been too oblivious (being my normal, human self) to have observed the nepenthesly-obvious conditions that impacted their life enough to warrant some significant change (tiny pitcher, small lid, etc). So when the weird stuff happens, it's just a signal to be more like a Nepenthes to understand ....
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    What Ron said.

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