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    How to Get Bigger Pitchers?

    Any of the long-time growers of many Nepenthes know the answer to this? For example, a clone in one person's care might make smaller (but healthy) pitchers than a plant in someone else's care. Is this due to fertilization? How much food is caught? Temperature? Light?

    Any information on this would be cool.

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    badger milk

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    Yep.






    It can be all of the above, it can be down to light, temps, humidity, watering, food, fertilization, or it just is unhappy since the move. Some plants never perk up after shipping even though they ought to.

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    My plants have made much larger pitchers if they are well-watered during the formation process. High humidity helps a lot, too.

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    happy plants make larger pitchers. no one reason or magic go-to. thatd be way too easy growers with some of the largest pithers around give credit to the growing conditions being on point and keeping the plants healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylesG View Post
    badger milk
    Omg XD

    Quote Originally Posted by Sundrew View Post
    My plants have made much larger pitchers if they are well-watered during the formation process. High humidity helps a lot, too.
    Yeah, I guess that's also a major factor. But given that humidity is high and the plants are very well watered, what would be the next step?

    Quote Originally Posted by mylesG View Post
    happy plants make larger pitchers. no one reason or magic go-to. thatd be way too easy growers with some of the largest pithers around give credit to the growing conditions being on point and keeping the plants healthy.
    There's definitely nothing else that would contribute to it? Not even feeding or fertilization, or maybe even growing medium?

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    iv looked at alot of threads where the big boys are asked for their "secret" to the giant pitchers. the inquirers are disappointed to hear that the answer cannot be bottled and sold to them haha


    if there were one thing then we would all be doin it

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    If you could elaborate on your question I might offer some thoughts. Are you asking why the same plant (clone) of similar age and size in one persons care makes pitchers which are noticeably smaller? Or a particular plant had larger pitchers and while the plant has grown larger the pitchers have declined in size? Or a particular plant is producing pitchers that seem smaller than they should be for the size of the plant? Or are you asking what it takes to produce pitchers that you are capable of losing your slippers in?
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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